Toppesfield, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Toppesfield and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Birthplace Of My Grandfather

On 5 August 1885 my grandfather, Edward Bentall Collis, was born at Hall Farm, Toppesfield. Edward was the fourth child of David Taylor and Julia Anna Collis. I have visited Toppesfield twice and have been unable to locate Hall Farm. On my last visit, some three years ago, it was suggested to me that Berwick Hall was Hall Farm back in 1885. Can anyone confirm for me that this is correct.

A memory of Toppesfield

My Father

My father Ollie Frank Letch was born at Gainsford End, Toppesfield in 1907. His parents were Harry William Letch and Ellen Ruth (nee Teader). In later life my father was also known as Cyril. I believe the family also lived at Morris Green and Hawks Hall, Sible Hedingham. They were horse keepers on farms and labourers I ...Read full memory

A memory of Toppesfield by Carol Rose