Billett's. In the 12 December 1934 article in Colchester Gazette about the construction of Abberton Reservoir, it is one of two farms which will be engulfed. It says Billetts, now unoccupied owing to lack of water.


Elaine Barker in Peldon History Project says:

Billets Barn

The name first appears in 1588 in Land Revenue books. Two centuries later, mentioned in the will of ...
Cat1 Places-->Wigborough

Billett's. In the 12 December 1934 article in Colchester Gazette about the construction of Abberton Reservoir, it is one of "two farms which will be engulfed." It says "Billetts, now unoccupied owing to lack of water".

Elaine Barker in Peldon History Project says:
Billets Barn
The name first appears in 1588 in Land Revenue books. Two centuries later, mentioned in the will of Peldon's Lord of the Manor, Charles Reynolds in 1770, Billetts Barn was left, to his grandson, William Powell, D.D., Master of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Archdeacon of Colchester.
It was situated at the entrance to Wigborough Bay, on a track that ran from the B1026 near the beginning of the current causeway. The farm, Billets Farm, is still situated close to the Layer causeway and owned by the water company. The barn was, at the time of the construction of the reservoir, owned by the Hon Stella Maxwell and listed as 'occupied' by herself, her sister, The Hon Zoe Maxwell and Peggy de Bowen Colthurst with whom the two sisters had a partnership.


Date: c12 December 1934      

Photo: Mersea Museum - Joyce Golding
Image ID GAZ_1934_DEC12_101_003
Category 1 Places-->Wigborough


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