History of Chickney

St Mary's Church, Chickney
St Mary's Church, Chickney
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History of Chickney >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

CHICKNEY, a small parish, near one of the sources of the river Chelmer, 3 miles South West of Thaxted, has only 59 inhabitants, and 700A. 2R. 32P. of land, mostly belonging to Mrs. Anne Cranmer, the lady of the manor, which belonged to Ralph Peverell, at the Domesday Survey, and afterwards passed to the Bourchier, Parr, Collyn, and other families.

The Church (Virgin Mary,) stands on a commanding eminence, and has a stone tower, containing two bells, and crowned by a shingle spire.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £10, and in 1831 at £170, is in the patronage of Mrs. Cranmer, and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Howard, M.A., of Quendon, who has 46A. 3R. 14P. of glebe, but no parsonage.

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Chickney - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Chickney - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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