Wimbish, Essex

Historical Description

Wimbish, a parish, with Thunderley hamlet, in Essex, 4 ½ miles SE of Saffron Walden station, and 5 E of Newport station on the G.E.R. It has a post and money order office under Saffron Walden; telegraph office, Radwinter. Acreage, 4920; population, 729. The manor belongs to the Gibson family. The living is a double vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £200 with residence. The church is an ancient building, consisting of chancel, N chapel, nave, N aisle, and S porch. It has some very ancient stained glass and a brass to Sir John de Wantone and his wife, of 1347 date. The building was restored in 1889. Thunderley Hall is now a farmhouse. Wimbish Green is a hamlet 1 ¼ mile S.

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
Ecclesiastical parish Wimbish All Saints
Hundred Uttlesford
Poor Law union Saffron-Walden

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