Arkesden, Essex

Historical Description

Arkesden, a village and a parish in Essex, on an affluent of the river Cam, 3 miles SW of Audley End station on the G.E.R., and 5 SW of Saffron-Walden. Post town, Newport, which is the telegraph office; money order office, Clavering. Acreage, 2181; population, 341. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Alban's; value, £70 with residence. the church, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, is a large building of flint and stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, and has some very ancient monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel,

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Arkesden St. Mary
Hundred Uttlesford
Poor Law union Saffron-Walden

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