Great Parndon, Essex

Historical Description

Parndon, Great, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands 2 ½ miles SE of Roydon station and 2 N of Burnt Hill station on the G.E.R., and 5 ½ NW by N of Epping; is an ancient place; and has a post office under Harlow; money order office, Harlow; telegraph office, Netteswell Cross. The parish comprises 2231 acres; population, 534. The manor belongs to Earl Cowley. King's Moor House belongs to the Todhunters. A Premonstratensian canonry was anciently founded in Great Parndon by Roger de Parndon, and was removed in 1180 to Little Maldon. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £461 with residence. The church is a building of stone and rubble in the Late Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, N porch, and an embattled western tower.

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
Hundred Harlow
Poor Law union Epping

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