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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".
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
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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