Great Totham, Essex
Totham, Great, a parish, with a village, in Essex, 2 ½ miles NE from Langford station on the Maldon branch of the G.E.R., from 3 to 4 SE from Witham, and from 3 to 4 N from Maldon. It has a post and money order office under Witham; telegraph office, Wickham Bishops. Acreage, 3354; population of the civil parish, 722; of the ecclesiastical, 675. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Honywood family. Beacon Hill has an altitude of about 284 feet, was crowned by a signal beacon during the great war with France, which still remains, and has a large elm which serves as a landmark to mariners. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £115 with residence. The church is a small but ancient building of flint and rubble in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and a western belfry of wood with spire. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels, and almshouses for three married couples and three widows.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Totham St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Maldon|
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