Little Wakering, Essex

Historical Description

Wakering, Little, an ancient parish in Essex, which includes part of Wallasea Island and the islands of New England and Little Potton, 4 miles ENE of Southend, and about 2 from Shoeburyness station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway. Post town, Southend; money order and telegraph office, Great Wakering. Acreage, 2387 of land and 20 of water with 2496 of tidal water and foreshore; population, 276. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £117 with residence. Patron, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style.

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 Little Wakering St. Mary
Hundred Rochford
Poor Law union Rochford

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