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Lexden, Essex

Lexden is a suburb of Colchester, Essex, England. It was formerly a village, and has previously been called Lessendon, Lassendene and Læxadyne. Lexden is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Lexden is approximately one mile west of central Colchester. It is home to a public house, the Crown; and St Leonard's Church. The Leonard in question is Saint Leonard of Noblac, the patron saint of prisoners. Lexden's original name, Læxadyne, is Old English for "Leaxa's valley".
Post townColchester
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL9725
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex
Dialling code01206
Population5,984 (2008)

Other names by which Lexden, Essex has been known in the past

Lessendena ~ Lexsendena

Lexden, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Lexden, par., Essex, in NE. of co., on W. side and wholly in bor. of Colchester, 2334 ac., pop. 2310; P.O., T.O.; some ancient entrenchments are here.

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