- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Elmstead is a village and civil parish in the Tendring district, in the English county of Essex. In 2001 the population of the civil parish of Elmstead was 1,898.
The parish was part of the Tendring Rural District from 1894 until 1974.
A nineteenth century description
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Elmstead from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "ELMSTEAD, a village and a parish in Tendring district, Essex. The village stands near the Roman Stone-street, 2¾ miles SSE of Ardleigh [railway] station, and 4 E by N of Colchester; and has a post office under Colchester, and a fair on 15th May. The parish comprises 3,644 acres. Real property: £5,211. Population: 953. Houses: 215. The property is subdivided. E. Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value: £310. Patron: Jesus' College, Cambridge. The church is ancient; and there are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school."