History of Langenhoe

Langenhoe and Abberton village sign
Langenhoe and Abberton village sign and war memorial.
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History of Langenhoe >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

LANGENHOE, a scattered village on a declivity, 5 miles South of Colchester, has in its parish 161 inhabitants. and about 2063 acres of land, extending eastward to the river Colne, and including 30 acres of waste, roads, and water.

The Countess of Waldegrave, wife of the Hon. Harcourt Vernon, is lady of the manor, but a great part of the soil belongs to Sir O. H. Smyth, John Bawtree, Esq., Major Brock, C. E. Cooper, T. Pertwee, and a few smaller owners.

The manor was formerly held by the Despenser, Bradenham, Fitzwalter, and other families, but it has belonged to the Waldegraves since 1600. A small island between Mersea creek and Parrock is called Pewet Island, and is let with the Hall farm.

The Church (St. Andrew,) is a small ancient structure, with a stone tower, and the living is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £14.13s.4d., and in 1831 at £446. Countess Waldegrave is the patroness, and the Rev. William Parkinson, M.A., incumbent. The Parsonage is a handsome modern building, of white brick, and the glebe is 33A.1R.2P. The tithes have been commuted for £489 per annum.

Here is a Free School, supported by subscription; but having 2A. of land left by Edward Mark, in 1623, and now let for £4.4s. per annum.

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

Langenhoe - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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