History of Great Henny

St Mary's Church - exterior
St Mary's Church, Great Henny
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History of Great Henny >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

HENNY, (GREAT) a parish on the western side of the vale of the Stour, 2½ miles South of Sudbury, has a village called Henny Street, near the river; but its church is on a bold eminence.

It contains 417 souls, and 1096 acres of land, belonging to Edmund Cook, A. Smith, G. Moor, W.M. Jones, Miss Gregory, and several smaller owners; but J. Cuddon, Esq., of Norwich, holds the manorial right, except a right of timber, belonging to J. Cutts, Esq. Of the Hall, which was successively the seat of the Manduit, Fitzralph, Chamberlaine, and other families, no vestiges are now extant.

The Church (St. Mary,) is a small antique fabric, with a tower, shingled spire, and three bells, and commands extensive views over the Stour valley.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £l3.6s.8d., and in 1831 at £354, is in the patronage of the Earl of Verulam, and incumbency of the Hon. and Rev. E.H. Grimston, M.A. of Pebmarsh. The Rectory House is an old residence, mantled with ivy and woodbine; and the glebe is about 60 acres. The tithes were commuted in 1840, for £375 per annum.

The poor have 13s. a year, left by Thomas Sewell, in 1705, out of a farm belonging to Mr. Davis. They have also 20s. a year from Wincoll's Oharity.

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Great Henny - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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