History of Wrabness

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All Saints Church, Wrabness.
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History of Wrabness >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

WRABNESS is a pleasant village and parish on the south side of the broad estuary of the river Stour, 5 miles East of Manningtree, and 6 miles West of Harwich.

It has now about 330 inhabitants, and 1056 acres of land, which belonged to the Abbey of Bury St. Edmund's, of which it was held by various families before and after the Conquest. E. W. Garland, Esq., is now lord of the manor, but part of the soil belongs to Miss Chaplin, Mr. Francis Richardson, and a few smaller owners. The old Hall, occupied by a farmer, commands a fine view of the vale of the Stour.

The Church (All Saints), is a small ancient structure, which had formerly a stone tower, and five bells, but has now only a wooden turret, and two bells.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £8, and in 1831 at £340, is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and incumbency of the Rev. T. Fenn, M.A., who has 50A. of glebe and a good residence, built in 1840, at the cost of £1300. The tithes were commuted in 1841, for £360 per annum. Here is a small Wesleyan Chapel, built in 1845; and the poor parishioners have a yearly rent-charge of 6s.8d., out of a farm belonging to Mr. Simpson. left by an unknown donor.

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

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Wrabness - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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