History of Wicken Bonhunt

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St. Margaret's Church, Wicken Bonhunt
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History of Wicken Bonhunt >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

WICKEN BONHUNT is a small village and parish, on the north side of a tributary stream of the river Cam or Granta, 2 miles West by South of Newport Railway Station, and 5 miles South West of Saffron Walden. It contains 158 souls, and 847 acres of land.

In the Domesday Survey, it is comprised in the manors of Wicken and Bonhunt, now belonging to W.C. Smith and Joseph Martin, Esqrs.; but part of the parish belongs to Miss Mary Webb, and a few smaller freeholders. For several generations, the manor of Wicken Hall was held by the Barley or Barlee family; and after them, by the Chatterton, Bradbury, and Hetherington families. That of Bonhunt passed from the Greens to the Bradburys, Nightingales, and Cranmers.

The Church (St. Margaret,) is a small stone fabric, covered with tiles, and having a wooden belfry. The rectory, valued~in K.B. at £11, and in 1831 at £228, is in the patronage of A. George, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Charles George M.A., who has a good residence, and about 50A. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1842 for £245 per annum.

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Wicken Bonhunt - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Wicken Bonhunt - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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