History of Southchurch

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Holy Trinity Church, Southchurch.
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History of Southchurch >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

SOUTHCHURCH is a pleasant village, about a mile North East of Southend, and 4½ miles South South East of Rochford, on a declivity overlooking the estuary of the Thames. Its parish contains 432 inhabitants, and 1825 acres of land, extending southward to the flat shore of the estuary between Shoebury and Sonthend.

Before 824, this lordship and the church were given to Christ's Church, Canterbury.

G. Welch, Esq., is lord of the manor, but part or the soil belongs to other proprietors. The house at the Wic farm, stands on a bold eminence, commanding a delightful prospect over the Thames, the Nore, and the Medway.

The Church is a small ancient building, with a tower and spire, and was repaired, and a gallery erected at the west end, in 1756, at the charge of Thomas Drew, Esq., a former lord of the manor. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £27.0s.10d., and in 1831 at £762, is in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and incumbency of the Rev. C. Chisholm, M.A.

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

Southchurch - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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