From London by the Great Eastern railway, on the Long Melford-Cambridge branch, and is the terminus of the Colne Valley railway from Chappel in Essex.
- Early in the 4th century it was necessary to establish a special coast defence, reaching from the Wash to Spithead, against Saxon pirates: there were forts at Brancaster, Borough Castle (near Yarmouth), Bradwell (at the mouth of the Colne and Blackwater), Reculver, Richborough, Dover and Lymme (all in Kent), Pevensey in Sussex, Porchester near Portsmouth, and perhaps also at Felixstowe in Suffolk.
It lies on the river Colne, 12 m.
The oyster fisheries at the mouth of the Colne, for which the town has been famous for centuries, belong to the corporation, and are held on a ninetynine years' lease by the Colne Fishery Company, incorporated under an act of 1870.
SADDLEWORTH, an urban district in the Colne Valley parliamentary division of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, 14 m.
HALSTEAD, a market-town in the Maldon parliamentary division of Essex, England, on the Colne, 17 m.
From Chelmsford; served by the Colne Valley railway from Chappel Junction on the Great Eastern railway.
Probably its situation on the river Colne made it to some extent a local centre.
While he was negotiating with Haesten the Danes at Appledore broke out and struck north-westwards, but were overtaken by Alfred's eldest son, Edward, and defeated in a general engagement at Farnham, and driven to take refuge in Thorney Island in the Hertfordshire Colne, where they were blockaded and ultimately compelled to submit.
It lies on the small river Colne in a pleasant undulating and well wooded district.
Bushey, on the south side of the Colne, lying for the most part high above it, is a suburb, chiefly residential, with a station on the North - Western line.
We also have the names of the following rivers: - Eden, Dee, Trent, Yare, Colne, Thames, Kennet, Churne, Exe, Severn, Tamar.
The trout-fishing in the upper Thames and many of its tributaries (such as the Kennet, Colne and Lea) is famous.
STAINES, a market town in the Uxbridge parliamentary division of Middlesex, England, on the river Thames at the junction of the Colne, 19 m.