Clavering, Essex

Historical Description

Clavering, a parish and a hundred in Essex. The parish lies on the west border of the county, 3½ miles SW of Newport station on the G.E.R., and 6½ SW by S of Saffron-Walden, and has a post and money order office under Newport (S.O.), which is the telegraph office. Acreage, 3831, of which 10 are water; population, 1012. Corn milling and malting are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £286 with residence. Patron,. Christ's Hospital. The church, which is an embattled building of flint in the Perpendicular style, has an effigy of a knight, a brass of the Welbores, and monuments of the Barlees. There are also Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels. The hundred contains six parishes and parts of two others.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & 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 Clavering St. Mary and St. Clement
Hundred Clavering
Poor Law union Saffron-Walden

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Postal districtCB11
Post TownSaffron Walden