Little Bromley

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Little Bromley
St. Mary the Virgin church, Little Bromley, Essex - - 158497.jpg
St Mary the Virgin's Church, Little Bromley
Little Bromley is located in Essex
Little Bromley
Little Bromley
 Little Bromley shown within Essex
OS grid reference TM095287
District Tendring
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Manningtree
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 51°55′03″N 1°02′42″E / 51.91740°N 1.04493°E / 51.91740; 1.04493

Little Bromley is a village and civil parish in the Tendring district of Essex. The name "Bromley" is Old English for "broomy wood/clearing".[1] The village lies 9 kilometres (6 mi) east northeast of Colchester and 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of Manningtree. It is surrounded by the parishes of Lawford, Ardleigh, Great Bromley, Little Bentley, and Mistley. Its area is about 7.5 square kilometres (1,853 acres); the 2001 census reports a population of 289.[2] Most of the population lives on Bromley Road, the main road between Lawford and Little Bentley. The main economic activity is arable farming. The village shop, mentioned in Kelly's Directory of Essex (1914), ceased operating in the 1990s.

The Anglican Church of St Mary the Virgin, is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[3] A Methodist chapel, built in 1863, closed in the late 1980s.

The population was reported to be 426 in the 1841 census[4] and 361 in the 1911 census.[5]

Nearby places[edit]

Ardleigh Lawford Manningtree
Colchester Little Bromley Mistley
Elmstead Market Great Bromley Little Bentley


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