All Saints Church, Barling.© Copyright John Salmon contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Barling >> White's Directory 1848
BARLING is a small village and parish, on a creek of the river Broomhill, opposite Potton Island, 4 miles East of Rochford, and contains 1260 acres of land and 326 inhabitants.
It is a peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, who are lords of the manor, patrons of the church, and appropriators of the rectory. The manor was given to St. Paul's Cathedral by Edward the Confessor; and in 1253, the Dean purchased the low marsh land on the east side of the parish.
In 1322, the Dean agreed with Adam de Barling and his tenants for the erection of an embankment to keep the tidal waters out of this marsh, and in consideration thereof, be gave to Adam and his heirs the profits of the fishery in the creek for ever.
Mucking Hall estate belongs to Lady Sparrow, and other parts of the parish belong to Robert Adcock, W.S. Jones, Thomas Rogers, Charles Wiseman, and several residents.
The Church (All Saints,) is an ancient structure, with tower, spire, and four bells.
The benefice is a vicarage, valued in K.B. at £18, and in 1831 at £308, and now enjoyed by the Rev. J.T. Bennett, M.A., of London, one of the minor canons of St. Paul's. The tithes were commuted in 1843.
The Poor's Cottage, near the churchyard, was given at an early period by an unknown donor, and is occupied rent free by a poor family.
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