St Martin's Church, White Roding.© Copyright John Salmon contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of White Roding >> White's Directory 1848
ROOTHING, (WHITE) or White Roding, is a large straggling village, pleasantly situated on the western side of the vale of the Roding, about 7 miles North of Ongar, and South South West of Dunmow. Its parish contains 488 inhabitants, and 1853A. 1R. 33P. of land, exclusive of the hamlet of MORRELL ROOTHING, which forms a separate township, and is a detached member of Ongar Hundred. White Roothing includes about 300A. of woods, roads, and wastes.
T. N. Abdy, Esq., is lord of the manors of White Roding-bury, and Maskels-bury; and that of Colville Hall was bequeathed in 1701, by Mrs. Prisca Coburne, for the relief of poor widows and unfortunate seamen of Stepney. Merks Hall estate belongs to E. Frere, Esq., and several smaller owners have land here, partly copyhold, subject to arbitrary fines.
The Church (St. Martin,) is a handsome structure, with a large square embattled tower, containing five bells, and surmounted by a tall spire, which is seen from a great distance. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £26, and in 1831 at £529, is in the patronage of John Maryon Wilson, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Budd M.A., who has a good old residence, and 64A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1839, for £600 per annum. The Church Land is about 4½ acres, let for £6.8s. Here is an Association for the prosecution of thieves, and Mr. W. Bacon is its secretary.
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White Roding - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
White Roding - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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