History of Bardfield Saling
St. Peter & St. Paul's Church, Bardfield Saling.
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History of Bardfield Saling >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848
Webmaster's note: This church has been wrongly attributed in this 1848 directory
BARDFIELD SALING, or Little Saling, at the south end of this Hundred, 5½ miles North East of Dunmow, and North West of Braintree, is a village and parish, containing 381 inhabitants, and 1136A. 1R. 36P. of land, including roads and waste. It adjoins Great Saling, and in some records it is called New Saling, and in others Little Saling.
The Rev. B. A. Lampet is lord of the manor, and owner of a great part of the soil; and the rest belongs to Wm. Sandle, Esq., Guy's Hospital and a few smaller owners.
At Domesday survey, the parish was held by Richard Fitz-Gislebert, and it afterwards passed to the Wastail, Wymer, and other families.
The Church (St. Margaret,) is a small ancient structure, with a round tower and one bell, and was originally a chapel under Great Bardfield, from which it was alienated in 1574.
William Sandle, Esq., is patron of the benefice, which is a donative, valued in 1831 at only £75, and now enjoyed by the Rev. R. S. Dobson, M.A. The great tithes belong to Frederick Raikes, Esq., and were commuted in 1845 for £270, and the small for £100 per annum.
Two cottages and half an acre of land, called Patridge's Tenements, were given to the poor of this parish by an unknown donor, and are let for £7 per annum. They are at Carey's Green, and are held of the lord of the manor of Bardfield-with-Bardfield-Saling.
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