History of Shopland
History of Shopland >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848 and list of inhabitants.
SHOPLAND, 2 miles South East of Rochford, is a small parish, containing only 43 souls, and 1035 acres of freehold land, in two manors, viz., Shopland Hall and Botyllers. The latter is held by A.H.White, Esq., but part of the soil belongs to Philip Benton, Esq., George Tooke, Esq., and a few smaller owners.
In Domesday survey, the parish is called Scopeland, and was then held by Eustace, Earl of Boulogne
The Church (Virgin Mary,) is a small ancient edifice, and was formerly appropriated to the abbey of St. Osyth. The benefice is a discharged vicarage, valued in K.B. at £9, and in l831 at £80. It is in the patronage of Mrs. Aitken, and incumbency of the Rev. Frederick Thackeray, M.B., of Southend, who has 12A. of glebe, but no parsonage house. Philip Benton, Esq., is impropriator of the great tithes.
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Shopland - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Shopland - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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