Latchingdon, Essex

Historical Description

Latchingdon and Snoreham, formerly distinct parishes, but now united both for civil and ecclesiastical purposes, in Essex. Acreage, 4007; population, 464. The village of Latchingdon stands 1 mile N of the river Crouch, 2 ½ miles E of Cold Norton station on the G.E.R., and 6 SSE from Maldon. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Maldon. A fair is held annually on 2 June. There is a police station with a residence for the superintendent attached, and the petty sessions for the Dengie division are held here every alternate Saturday. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £350. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church, erected in 1857, is a building of Kentish ragstone in the Decorated style. The old church still stands, and is used as a mortuary chapel. Snoreham now consists of a single farm, and its church has long since disappeared. The quondam chapelry of Lalling, in this parish, is now a farm 1 mile N, on a creek of the Blackwater. Some fragments of its chapel still remain.

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

Administration

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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Latchingdon St. Michael
Hundred Dengie
Poor Law union Maldon

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