History of Norton Mandeville

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All Saints Church, Norton Mandville.
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White's Directory of Essex 1848

NORTON-MANDEVILLE parish has only 134 souls, and 727A. 1R. 39P. of land, though the village is situated more than a mile East of the church, round a small heath or common, on the Chelmsford and Epping road, 3 miles East of Chipping Ongar.

At the Domesday survey it belonged to Hamo Dapifer. It is now in two manors, viz., Norton-Mandeville, which was held by the Mandeville family, but was purchased in 1480 by Merton College, Oxford, to which it still belongs; and Newarks Norton, which extends into High Ongar, and belongs to the Rev. J. B. Stane.

Mr. John Mullucks and Mr. John Caton have small estates in the parish.

The Church (All Saints,) is a small ancient edifice, with wooden belfry, and was appropriated to the nunnery of St. Leonard's Bromley. Capel Cure, Esq., is now the impropriator, and also patron of the perpetual curacy, which was valued in 1831 at only £83, and has no parsonage house. It has 22A. 1R. 26P of glebe, which was mostly purchased with benefaction money, and a grant from Queen Anne's Bounty, in 1743. The Rev. John Chamberlayne, of Eastwick, Hertfordshire, is the incumbent.

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Norton Mandeville - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Norton Mandeville - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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