Black Notley, Essex

Historical Description

Notley, Black, a very ancient village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the river Brain, 1 ½ mile NNW of Bulford station on the Maldon, Witham, and Braintree branch of the G.E.R., and 1 ½ S by E of Braintree. The parish contains also the hamlets of Row Green and Slamondsey or Slamsey, and its post town and money order and telegraph office is Braintree. Acreage, 2309 ; population of the civil parish, 658; of the ecclesiastical, 642. Oaklands is a modern mansion standing in its own grounds near to the high road. Many antiquities, including copper, brass, and glazed vessels, have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £290. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is a small building of flint and stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, organ chamber, S porch, and an octagonal shingled spire; it was restored in 1879 at a cost of £3000. Bishop Bedell and the naturalist John Ray were natives.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Black Notley St. Peter and St. Paul
Hundred Witham
Poor Law union Braintree

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