Wenden Lofts, Essex

Historical Description

Wenden Lofts, a parish in Essex, 4 miles NW by W of Audley End station on the G.E.R., and 6 W by N of Saffron Walden. Post town. Saffron Walden; money order office, Elmdon; telegraph office, Heydon. Acreage, 799; population of the civil parish, 67; of the ecclesiastical, with Elmdon, 662. There is a parish council of six members and a chairman. Lofts Hall, an ancient Elizabethan mansion of brick, dating from 1579, is a seat of the Wilkes family. The living is a rectory, united with Elmdon, in the diocese of St Albans; joint net value, £280 with residence. The church, which stands in the grounds of Lofts Hall, is a building of cut flint and stone, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, N and S porches, and a pinnacled western tower. It has a brass of 1450.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Wenden-Lofts St. Dunstan
Hundred Uttlesford
Poor Law union Saffron-Walden

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