Stondon Massey, Essex

Historical Description

Stondon Massey, a small village and a parish in Ongar district, Essex, 3 miles SE of Ongar station on the G.E.R. Post town, Brentwood; money order and telegraph office, Kelvedon Common. Acreage, 1126; population, 259. Stondon Place is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £373 with residence. The church is a small building of flint and stone in the Norman style, containing two ancient brasses and a finely-carved oak pulpit and reading desk. It was restored in 1850. A new-vestry, organ chamber, and memorial chapel, in memory of Mr P. Herman Meyer, lord of the manor, were added in 1873, and the belfry and spire were rebuilt in 1888. There are some small charities.

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


Ancient County Essex
Hundred Ongar
Poor Law union Ongar

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Standon or Stondon Massey (St. Peter and St. Paul) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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