History of Rawreth

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St Nicholas's Church, Rawreth.
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History of Rawreth >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

For Battlesbridge, which is part of Rawreth, also see Rettondon.

RAWRETH, a village and parish on the south side of the vale of the Crouch, and on one of the tributary streams of that river, 2½ miles North West of Rayleigh, has 387 inhabitants, and 2377A.IR.19P. of fertile land, extending to Battle Bridge, on the Crouch, where there are several houses and a mill in this parish.

The Master and Fellows of St. John's College, Cambridge, are lords of of manor of Raweth Hall, but the manor called Beches, belongs to Sion College, London, and those of Tryndehay and Beke Hall belong to other proprietors. Among the former owners were the Gifford, Doreward, Becbeneix or Beches, Trindeho, and other families.

The Church {St. Nicholas,) has a nave, chancel, south aisle, and a tower, and was rebuilt in 1823, when 63 additional free sittings were provided.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £20.13s.4d., and in 1831 at £660, is in the patronage of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev. J.C. White, M.A., who bas a good modern residence, and 45A.lR.19P. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1840.

The poor have £1 a year from Rolph's Charity.

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Rawreth - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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