Heydon or Haydon, Essex

Historical Description

Heydon or Haydon, a parish in Essex, adjacent to Herts and to Cambridgeshire, 6 miles E from Royston station on the G.N.R., and 7 ½ N by W from Audley End station on the G.E.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Royston. Acreage, 1425 acres; population of the civil parish, 221; of the ecclesiastical, 361. The manor belongs to Lord Braybrooke. The surface is hilly, the name being derived from the high down or hill. The living is a rectory, with that of Little Chishall annexed, in the diocese of St Albans; joint net value, £281 with residence. Patron, Lord Braybrooke. The church is a small but ancient building of flint and stone in the Early English style, and consists of nave, aisles, chancel, and N chapel, with an embattled western tower.

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

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