Crossing, a village and a parish in Essex, adjacent to the river Brain, 1 mile W from Bulford station on the G.E.R., and 3 ½ miles SE of Braintree. There is a post and money office under Braintree; telegraph office, Braintree. Acreage, 1 2595; population of the civil parish, 620; of the ecclesiastical, 567. A commandery or preceptory of the Knights-Templars, afterwards of the Knights-Hospitallers, was at dressing Temple. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; value, £155 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Witham. The church, which is a small building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style, has the monument of a Nevill, and a brass, and is very good.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Cressing All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Braintree|
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