History of Leaden Roding
Leaden Roding Church
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History of Leaden Roding >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848
ROOTHING, (LEADEN) or Leaden Roding, is a small parish on the east side of the river Roding, 6½ miles South South West of Dunmow, and 10 miles North West by West of Chelmsford.
It has only 171 souls, and 873 acres of land, generally fertile, and having a level surface.
Lord Dacre is lord of the manor, Capt. Foy and Mr. Thomas Milbank have estates here. The latter owns Speller's farm.
The Church is a small ancient building, with a wooden steeple, containing three bells. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £12.13s.2d., and in 1831 at £242, is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and incumbency of the Rev. G. F. Rawlins, M.A., who has a good residence, and 47A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1847, for £245 per annum.
This parish is entitled to send children to D'Oyley's School, at Margaret-Roothing.
For teaching poor children, the schoolmistress here has a yearly rent-charge of £5, out of the Hall farm, formerly belonging to the Brand family, and now to Lord Dacre.
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