St Mary's Church, Little Parndon© Copyright Stephen Craven contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Little Parndon >> White's Directory 1848
PARNDON, (LITTLE) one of the smallest parishes in the county, is pleasantly situated on the east side of the vale of the Stort, near Burnt Mill Station, on the North Eastern Railway, 2½ miles South West of Harlow. It contains only 85 souls, and 522 acres of land, exclusive of 56 acres of waste, which might be profitably enclosed.
The manor was held at Domesday survey by Peter de Valoines. It afterwards passed to Baliol, Turnor, Parsons, and Smith families. The manor house was rebuilt by William Smith, Esq., about 1780, but it was mostly pulled down in 1832, by the late W.K. Amherst, Esq., the trustees of whose family are now lords of the manor, and owners of most of the soil.
The Church (St. Mary,) is a small ancient structure, near the river Stort, and contains several memorials of the Turnor and other families.
The rectory, valued in K.B. at £6., and in 1831 at £160, is in the incumbency of the Rev. George Hemming, A.M., and in the patronage of his trustees. The Rectory House is an ancient timber mansion, which was cased with grey brick in the Grecian style, in 1840, at the cost of £600. The glebe is 28A.; and the tithes were commuted 1841 for £186 per annum.
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Little Parndon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Parndon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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