Hatfield Peverel, Essex
Hatfield Peverel, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands adjacent to the G.E.R., near the river Ter, 2 miles SW from Witham, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Witham. The parish comprises 4866 acres; population, 1319. The manor was given by the Conqueror to Ralph Peverel, passed to the Leighs and the Alleynes, and now belongs to the Wright family. A college for secular canons was founded here by Ingelrica, the wife of Ralph Peverel, was changed in the time of Henry I. into a Benedictine priory, and went at the dissolution to Giles Leigh. The Priory is a mansion of the reign of Queen Anne, pleasantly situated in a park of 100 acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £272 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Albans. The church was the church of the priory, is Norman, in very good condition, with turret-tower, and contains an effigies of the Lady Ingelrica, with other interesting tombs and monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and there are four well-endowed almshouses.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hatfield-Peverell St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Witham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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