Theydon Garnon or Gernon, Essex

Historical Description

Theydon Garnon or Gernon, a village and a parish in Essex. The village is 2 miles SSE of Epping station on the G.E.R., and 6 SW from Ongar. A portion of the town of Epping, called Hemnall or Back Street, and the Epping railway station are included within the parish. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Epping. Acreage of the civil parish, 3168; population, 1371; of the ecclesiastical parish of Theydon Garnon, 699; of Coopersall, 672. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Coopersall House is a mansion of brick and stone in the Tudor style, standing in extensive grounds, which contain a large sheet of water. Gaynes Park is a mansion of stone in the Tudor style, standing on an eminence in a park of about 100 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £650 with residence and 64 acres of glebe. The church, which stands on rising ground, is a building of red brick and rubble, consisting of chancel, nave, two porches, and an embattled western tower with five bells. The tower was built in 1552 by Sir John Crosby of Crosby Hall, Bishopsgate Street, London. The church contains some very fine ancient monuments and memorials. Epping Union workhouse stands within this parish. The ecclesiastical parish of Coopersall is noticed under a separate heading.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Thoydon-Garnon All Saints
Hundred Ongar
Poor Law union Epping

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