History of Little Wakering >> White's Directory 1848
St Mary the Virgin's Church, Little Wakering.© Copyright Julieanne Savage contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
WAKERING (LITTLE,) is a village and Parish, on the north side of Great Wakering, 4½ East by South of Rochford, at the head of a navigable creek, which communicates with the sea, Broomhill river, and the islands of Potton, Havengore, etc. In the island creeks are extensive oyster layings; and in Maplin Sands, off the coast, are mussel and winkle grounds, belonging to the two Wakerings, and adjacent parishes.
Little Wakering contains 301 inhabitants, and 2721 acres of land, including the small islands of Little Potton and New Eng1and.
The manor of Little Wakering was generally held by the same families as Great Wakering, and Sir J. T. Tyrell, Bart., is its present lord, but a great part of the soil belongs to other proprietors.
The Church (Virgin Mary,) is a small antique building, with a nave, chancel, and tower. On the latter are the arms of Bishop Wakering, and those of France, England, and Bohan.
The church was appropriated at an early period to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and the governors of that institution are still impropriators of the rectory and patrons or the vicarage; valued in K.B. at £12, and in 1831 at £190. The Rev. Joseph E. Commins. M.A. of North Shoebury, is the incumbent; and Thomas Clough Taylor, Esq., is lessee of the great tithes.
The Poor's Land comprises about 2A., called the Play-stall, and has been vested with the parish officers from an early period, but the donor is unknown.
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