Great Canfield, Essex

Historical Description

Canfield, Great, a parish in Essex, on the river Roding, 3 miles SW from Dunmow station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Dunmow; money order and telegraph office, Takeley. Acreage, 2490; population, 313. There arc remains of a moated castle, built by the De Veres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; yearly value, £108 with residence. The church is an edifice of stone,. partly of Norman date, and has some interesting brasses and. memorials.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Hundred Dunmow
Poor Law union Dunmow

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