Ugley or Oakley, Essex

Historical Description

Ugley or Oakley, a parish in Essex, 2 miles N of Stansted station on the main line of the G.E.R., and 5 ½ NNE of Bishop Stortford. It has a post office, of the name of Oakley, under Bishop Stortford; money order and telegraph office, Stansted, Quendon. Acreage, 2122; population, 398. Orford House, a fine old country mansion, was erected by Admiral Russell, commander of the allied English and Dutch fleets in the battle of La Hogue, 19 May, 1692. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £116 with residence. Patron, Christ's Hospital. The church, dedicated to St Peter, an ancient building of flint in the Early English style, consists of chancel, nave, transept, S chapel, S porch, organ chamber, and an embattled western tower,. which is brick in the Tudor style. Bollington, a hamlet of Oakley, about half a mile SW, was the property of King Harold, and was originally a parish with a church. The chapel on the S side of Oakley Church was erected with part of the material of the church at Bollington. Oakley Green is a hamlet about a mile S.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Ugley St. Peter
Hundred Clavering
Poor Law union Bishop-Stortford

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