Beaumont-cum-Moze

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Beaumont-cum-Moze
Civil parish
Beaumont Quay 2002.jpg
Coordinates: 51°52′52″N 1°09′31″E / 51.88112°N 1.15874°E / 51.88112; 1.15874Coordinates: 51°52′52″N 1°09′31″E / 51.88112°N 1.15874°E / 51.88112; 1.15874
Primary councilTendring
CountyEssex
RegionEast of England
StatusParish
Population
 (2011)
 • Total339
WebsiteBeaumont-cum-Moze Parish Council

Beaumont-cum-Moze (grid reference TM175250) is a civil parish in the Tendring district of Essex, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 352, reducing to 339 at the 2011 Census.[1] The parish includes Beaumont and Moze Cross.

The place-name 'Beaumont' was originally Fulanpettæ in a Saxon charter of circa 995, and Fulepet in the Domesday Book of 1086, meaning 'foul pit'. By 1175-80 it had become Bealmont, meaning 'beautiful hill',[2] a very early example of successful rebranding.

The place-name 'Moze' is first attested in the Domesday Book, where it appears as Mosa. This is from the Old English mos meaning 'marsh' or 'moss'.[3]

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy lived at Thorpe Hall in Thorpe-le-Soken and is buried at the 11th-century Parish Church of St Leonard in Beaumont-cum-Moze.[4]

Beaumont Cut is a derelict canal in the parish.

Governance[edit]

Beaumont-cum-Moze is part of the electoral ward called Beaumont and Thorpe. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 2,300.[5]

Beaumont-cum-Moze is located in Essex
Beaumont-cum-Moze
Location within Essex

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.33.
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, op. cit., p.333.
  4. ^ "The United Benefice of Tendring, Little Bentley and Beaumont-cum-Moze". Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Beaumont and Thorpe population 2011". Retrieved 24 September 2015.