History of Beauchamp Roding

St. Botolph's Church - exterior
St. Botolph's Church, Beauchamp Roding.
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History of Beauchamp Roding >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

ROOTHING-BEAUCHAMP, or Roding-Beauchamp, is a parish of scattered houses, on the west side of the river Roding. It has 1259 acres of land, and 246 inhabitants, including the small hamlet of Bird's Green.

T.W. Bramston, Esq., is lord of the manor, and owner of a great part of the parish, which is all freehold, except about 8 acres. W.N. Clay, Esq., Mr. J. Pemberton, and a few smaller owners, have estates here.

The Church (St. Botolph,) is a small ancient structure, standing on a bold eminence, which commands an extensive view of the surrounding country, rich in woodland scenery and the fertility of the soil.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £16.13s.4d., and in 1831 at £261, is in the patronage of the Rev. J.T. Barrett, D.D., and incumbency of the Rev. William Bond, M.A., who has a good residence, and 42A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1841, for £270 per annum.

"Roding Labourers' Friend Society" holds its meeting and ploughing matches annually in this or one of the other eight Rodings or Roothings, which are mostly in Dunmow Hundred. T.N. Abdy, Esq., M.P., is the president, and the Rev. William Shepherd is the honorary secretary of this useful society.

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