Southchurch, Essex

Historical Description

Southchurch, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the Thames' mouth, 1 ¼ mile E of Southend stations on the G.E.R. and the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway, and has a post office under Southend; money order and telegraph office, Southend. Acreage, 1732; population, 909. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £550 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is a small building of stone in the Early English 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
Hundred Rochford
Poor Law union Rochford

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