St. Mary and All Saints' Church, Great Stambridge© Copyright David Kemp contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Great Stambridge >> White's Directory 1848
STAMBRIDGE, (GREAT), a village on the north side of the navigable river Broomhill, 1½ mile East by North of Rochford, has in its parish 431 souls, and 2553 acres of land, including a portion Wallasea Island, attached at the distance of four miles to the east.
The manor was held by Suene at the time of the Conquest, and afterwards passed to the Fitzwilliam, Tany, Benstead, and other families. In 1604, it was sold by Thomas Lawson to Thomas Sotton, the founder of the Charter House, London, who settled it on that institution to which it still belongs. Part of the parish belongs to several smaller freeholders. Hampton-Barnes, an old manor house, is in the marshes, near the creek.
The Church (Virgin Mary and All Saints,) stands on a rising ground, commanding a fine view over the marsh land islands. It is partly in the Norman style, and has a nave, south aisle, and chancel, separated by massive pillars; and a tower, containing three bells and crowned by a wooden spire.
The rectory, valued in K.B. at £20, and in 1831 at £600, it in the patronage of the Governors of the Charter House, and incumbency of the Rev. E.H. Penny, M.A.
The children of this parish have the privilege of attending the National School at Rochford.
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Great Stambridge - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Great Stambridge - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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