St Margaret's Church, Margaret Roding.© Copyright Peter Stack contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Margaret Roding >> White's Directory 1848
ROOTHING, (MARGARET) or Margaret Roding, a pleasant village, on the east side of the vale of the Roding, 8 miles West North West of Chelmsford, has in its parish 272 souls, and 1222 acres of fertile land, belonging to the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford, (owners of Marks Hall manor,) Miss Molesworth, the heirs of the late C. R. Smith, Esq., and a few smaller owners. Marks Hall was given to University College, by Walter Skirlaw, Bishop of Durham, in 1403.
The Church (St. Margaret,) is a small structure, with a tiled nave and chancel of one pace, and a wooden turret, containing four bells, and crowned with a small spire. The west door has a fine Saxon arch, supported by wreathed pillars.
The rectory, valued in K.B. at £10.12s.6d. and in 1831 at £223, is in the gift of James Bentley, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Wm. Shepherd, B.D., who has a neat residence, and about 45A. of glebe, partly let in garden allotments. The tithes were commuted in 1843, for the annual sums of £234, to the rector of this parish, and £80.10s.6d. to the rector of Stondon Massey.
In 1731, the Rev. Robt. D'Oyley, D.D., bequeathed Braintree's Farm, at Hatfield Broad Oak, to the Corporation of the Sons of Clergy, subject to the yearly payment of £14 a year, for schooling poor children of this parish and its vicinity, and also to the yearly payments of 30s. each to this parish and Fryerning, for distribution in bread among the poor.
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Margaret Roding - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Margaret Roding - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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