Rayleigh, Essex

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Rayleigh is a town in Essex

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Rayleigh within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Rayleigh in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Rayleigh (or Raleigh), par. and vil., Essex, 4½ miles W. of Rochford, 2906 ac., pop. 1327; P.O., T.O.; gives the title of baron to the family of Strutt; at the upper end of the vil. is a moated mound, the site of Sweyn's castle.

Rayleigh in the Domesday Book

A village in Rochford hundred, in the county of Essex.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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