St Peter's Church, Paglesham.© Copyright Andrew Pickess contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Paglesham >> White's Directory 1848
PAGLESHAM or Packlesham, is a village and parish, containing 436 souls, and 2002 acres of land, on a creek on the river Crouch, which separates it on the east from Wallasea Island. 4 miles North East by East Rochford.
It includes part of Wallasea Island, and many of its inhabitants are employed in the oyster fishery in the neighbouring island creeks and on the coast.
It is four manors, held by Lady Sparrow and Mrs. Massu, but a great part of the soil belongs to other proprietors.
The Church (St. Peter,) stands on low ground, and has a nave and chancel, of one pace, and a tower containing three bells.
The rectory, valued in K.B. at £26, and in 1831 at £533, is in the patronage of the Bishop of London, and incumbency of the Rev.Charles Almeric Belli, M.A., precenter of St. Paul's, who resides at South Weald.
Six poor men of this parish have the dividends of £900 three per cent. Consols, left by John Massu, in 1807.
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Paglesham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Paglesham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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