All Saints' Church, Hutton.© Copyright Trevor Harris contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Hutton >> White's Directory 1848
HUTTON, a pleasant village on the road between the two towns, 3 miles East of Brentwood, and 2½ miles West of Billericay, has in its parish 449 souls and 1699 acres of land, watered by two sources of the river Wid.
It was given by the Conqueror to Battle Abbey, and was granted at the dissolution, in 1539, to Sir Thomas Darcy, who in the same year sold it to Sir Richard Rich. It afterwards passed to the Weston, White, Cory, and other families. R. Scholey, Esq., is now lord of the manor and owner of a great part of the soil.
The Hall, a commodious but singular mansion in the Dutch style, is occupied by J. A. McLeod, Esq. Here are several other neat houses.
The Church (All Saints,) is a small ancient structure, with a wooden steeple, containing five bells.
The rectory, valued in K.B. at £8, and in 1831 at £321, is in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London, and incumbency of the Rev. J.C. Haden, M.A., who has a good residence.
In 1575, George White vested in trust for the poor of this parish 9A. of land called Portgere. Eight acres of it are let for £8, and the other acre is woodland, and supplies the poor with fuel in winter.
In 1798, Stephen Martin left £1000 three per cent. reduced annuities upon trust that the rector and churchwardens should distribute the yearly proceeds among the poor parishioners. Of the dividends, £20 is distributed in bread, and £10 in fuel.
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Hutton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Hutton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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