St. Mary's Church, Pattiswick. Now a private house.© Copyright Robert Edwards contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Pattiswick >> White's Directory 1848
PATTISWICK, a small village and parish, 2 miles West North West of Coggeshall, and 4 miles East by North of Braintree, has 375 souls, and 1635A.12R.6P. of land, and is in Braintree Union.
As a member of Feering parish, it belonged to Westminster Abbey till the dissolution, after which it was given to the Bishop of London. The Bishop is still lord of the manor, but most of the soil belongs to O. Hanbury, Esq., Mrs. Skingley, Sir S.J.B. Pechell, Bart., and several smaller owners.
It is partly free and partly copyhold, and was anciently called Pate's-wick, from the Pate family, who held it in the reign of Edward II. The Hall, now a farm house, and formerly a large park.
The Church (St. Mary,) is pleasantly situated on the village green, and is a small ancient edifice, with a wooden spire. It was built in the reign of Edward I., and was subject to that at Feering till 1313.
The benefice is a donative curacy, endowed with all the tithes, and valued in 1831 at £244. The Bishop of London is patron, and the Rev. Percy Smith, M.A., is the incumbent, and has an old but commodious residence, and 17A.3R.lOP. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1842, for £340.10s. per annum.
Here is a National School; and the poor widows of the parish have a yearly rent-charge of £2.12s., left by an unknown donor, out of the Hall farm.
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