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Berners Roding, Essex

Historical Description

Berners Roding, a parish in Essex, situated on the river Roding, about 7 miles NE from Ongar station on the G.E.R. Post town, Brentwood; money order and telegraph office, Ongar. Acreage, 1262; population, 89. The living is a donative vicarage in the diocese of St. Albans; gross yearly value, £70. The church is a small building of rubble in the Perpendicular style. This village is said to have been the birth-place of Dame Juliana Berners, Prioress of Sopewell Nunnery, who is celebrated for her treatises on the sports of hawking, hunting, and fishing.

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


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Ancient CountyEssex 
Poor Law unionOngar 

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DistrictEpping Forest
Postal districtCM5
Post TownOngar