North Ockendon, Essex

Historical Description

Ockendon, North, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands 3 miles SE from Upminster station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway, 2 NW from Okendon, and 6 SE by E of Romford, and has a post office under Romford; money order and telegraph office, South Ockendon. The parish was anciently known as Wockendon, and also, in allusion to the number of springs in it, is sometimes called Ockendon of the Seven Fountains. Acreage, 1709; population, 351. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The remains of a Roman or early British burying-ground were discovered in 1858. Stubbers, an old brick house, is the seat of the Russell family. There is an old hall, formerly the seat of the Poyntz family, also a manor farm. This formerly belonged to the Abbots of Westminster, but now belongs, with most of the parish, to the Benyon family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £351 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone and flint in the Transitional, Early English, and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, Poyntz chapel, and an embattled western tower of flint and stone with five bells; was restored in 1858 at a cost of more than £1000; and contains brasses and very handsome and curious monuments of the Poyntzes and the Littletons, and some more modern memorials of the Russells of Stubbers.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish North Ockendon St. Mary Magdalene
Hundred Chafford
Poor Law union Orsett

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