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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: Census place question
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 06:26:47 +0100
There was a church in Colchester called St Mary the Virgin, but for
generations it has been much more commonly known as "St Mary at the Walls"
because it is very close to a surviving portion (one of many) of
Colchester's Roman wall. (The church building is still there but I think
that in recent years it has not been used as a church) Crouch Street, just a
few hundred yards away, came within the parish of St Mary the Virgin or St
Mary at the Walls.
I hope this helps.
David Lamb (Paignton, Devon, UK)
Interests (Essex): BAXTER, BERRY, EREY, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, MOTT, PARTRIDGE,
SARGENT, TICHBORNE, WEBB, WILLSHER
(Suffolk): BRYNGLOVE, CRISPE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE, PORTER, PRATT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Neil" <>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 2:13 PM
Subject: Census place question
> In the 1881 census it states someone living at Crouch St., Colchester,
> St. Mary at Walls, Essex, England. What exactly is meant by St. Mary at
> Robert Neil
> Chatham-Kent, ON