Rettendon, a parish in Essex, adjacent to the river Crouch, 6 miles NNE of Pitsea, and 3 ½ SSE of Chelmsford. It contains the village of Battles Bridge, which has a station of the same name on the G.E.R. and a post office under Chelmsford; money order office, Battles Bridge; telegraph office, Wickford. Acreage, 3718; population, 758. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Bullen family. A seat of the Bishop of Ely was here, and became a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £483. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a building of rubble in the Perpendicular style; consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and chapel, with tower and spire; and contains some ancient brasses and some very fine tombs and monuments. There are Congregational chapels at Rettendon Common and Battles Bridge.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Rettendon All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Chelmsford|
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