Paglesham, Essex

Historical Description

Paglesham, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands 1 ½ mile W of the E end of Wallasea Island, 5 miles NE by E of Rochford station on the G.E.R., and 9 NE by N of Southend station on the G.E.R. and London, Tilbury, and Southend railway. It has a post office under Rochford (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Rochford. The parish contains also the hamlet of East End, and a part of Wallasea Island called Grapnells. Acreage, 2017 ; population, 491. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a chairman. The manor was given in 1066 by Ingulf to Westminster Abbey. Oyster fishing is largely carried on, large quantities being exported to France and Holland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £320 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church, a building of brick and stone in the Perpendicular style, consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. The rectory house was built in 1862, and the church was restored in 1883 and reseated in 1894. There is a church mission-room at East End.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Paglesham St. Peter
Hundred Rochford
Poor Law union Rochford

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