Great Hallingbury, Essex

Historical Description

Hallingbury, Great, or Hallingbury Moriey, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the river Stort, the G.E.R., and the boundary with Herts, 3 miles SE from Bishops Stortford station on the main line of the G.E.R.,. and formerly had a fair on Whit-Tuesday. The parish comprises 2688 acres; population, 581. It has a post office under Bishops Stortford; money order and telegraph office,. Bishops Stortford. The manor was known by its present name prior to the time of Edward the Confessor, and belonged to the Morleys and the Turners, and now belongs to the Houblon family, whose seat is at Hallingbnry Place. A Roman camp, hexagonal, double-ditched, and occupying 36 acres, was at Walbury, on the Stort. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £400 with residence. The church comprises nave and chancel, with a tower, is very good, and contains ancient monuments of the Duchess of Suffolk and the Parkers.

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

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