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
Location within Essex
Population253 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTM095287
Civil parish
  • Little Bromley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townManningtree
Postcode districtCO11
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
51°55′03″N 1°02′42″E / 51.91740°N 1.04493°E / 51.91740; 1.04493Coordinates: 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, England. The name "Bromley" is Old English for "broomy wood/clearing".[2] 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 population was reported to be 426 in the 1841 census,[3] 361 in the 1911 census,[4] 289 in the 2001 census,[5] and 253 in the 2011 census.[1] 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.[6] A Methodist chapel, built in 1863, closed in the late 1980s.

Nearby places[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ Key to English Place Names Home Page
  3. ^ Tendring Hundred in Essex Archived 2006-04-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Historical Directories
  5. ^ The census in England and Wales
  6. ^ St Mary the Virgin, Little Bromley, Churches Conservation Trust, archived from the original on 19 January 2011, retrieved 2 January 2011

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