Blackmore, Essex

Historical Description

Blackmore, a parish in Essex, 1 ½ miles ESE of Chipping-Ongar station on the G.E.R., and 4 NW by W of Ingatestone, under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 2588; population, 599. An Augustinian priory was founded on the site of the manor house by the De Sampfords, in the time of Henry II.; passed, under Cardinal Wolsey, to his colleges at Oxford and Ipswich, and afterwards to Waltham Abbey, and was given at the dissolution to Robert Smith. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £126. The church belonged to the priory, and is ancient, small, and good. There is also a Baptist 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 Blackmore St. Lawrence
Hundred Chelmsford
Poor Law union Ongar

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