Hawkwell, Essex

Historical Description

Hawkwell, Hawkswell, or Hackwell, a village and a parish in Essex, 2 miles NW from Rochford station on the G.E.R., and 6 NW from Southend. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Rochford (S.O.) Acreage, 1365; population, 300. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £308. The church, a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, was restored in 1877.

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
Ecclesiastical parish Hawkeswell St. Mary
Hundred Rochford
Poor Law union Rochford

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