Canewdon, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on the river Crouch, 3 ½ miles NNE of Rochford, and 6 ½ N of Southend railway stations. It has a post office under Rochford (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office,. Rochford. Canute the Dane held his court here, and the name Canewdon is a corruption of Canute's Town. A Roman station also was here, and several Roman urns and a torso have been found.- The parish includes part of Wallasea, formerly an islaud, but now joined to the mainland. Acreage, 5239 ; population, 597. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £289 with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is Later English, has a massive tower, and is very good. There is a Congregational chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Canewdon St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Rochford|
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Directories & Gazetteers
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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