Margaretting, Essex

Historical Description

Margaretting, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on the river Wid, adjacent to the G.E.R., 2 miles NE of Ingatestone station, and 4 SW by S of Chelmsford, and has a post office under Ingatestone; money order and telegraph office, Ingatestone. The parish comprises 2284 acres; population, 5.11. The manors of Margaretting Hall and of Coptfold Hall belong to the Petre family. Copt-fold Hall, Peacocks, and Eweland Hall are chief residences. Killigrews was a moated seat, visited by Henry VIII., and became a farmhouse. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £191 with residence. The church is a beautiful example of the Early Perpendicular style of the period of Henry VI., stands near Ingatestone, and consists of nave, chancel, and aisle, with wooden belfry. It has an ancient octangular font, four bells, all ancient, and one of which is thought to date from about 1400, and in the chancel a fine and perfect window of stained glass of the 15th century.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Margaretting St. Margaret
Hundred Chelmsford
Poor Law union Chelmsford

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