Steeple or Steeple cum Stangate, Essex

Historical Description

Steeple or Steeple-cum-Stangate, a village and a parish in Essex, on the S bank of the Blackwater estuary, 3 miles NW from Southminster station on the G.E.R., and 9 SE of Maldon. There is a post office under Southminster (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Southminster. Acreage, 2727; population, 460. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Most of the property belongs to St Bartholomew's Hospital. It formerly had fairs on Whit-Monday and the Wednesday after Michaelmas, but these have become obsolete. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £100 with residence. The church, erected in 1882, is a building of stone in the Decorated style. There was formerly a church at Stangate, the remains of which are to be seen in a barn. There is a Congregational chapel, and a chapel belonging to the Peculiars.

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

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