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Canewdon, Essex

Historical Description

Canewdon, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on the river Crouch, 3½ miles NNE of Rochford, and 6½ N of Southend railway stations. It has a post office under Rochford (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office,. Rochford. Canute the Dane held his court here, and the name Canewdon is a corruption of Canute's Town. A Roman station also was here, and several Roman urns and a torso have been found.- The parish includes part of Wallasea, formerly an islaud, but now joined to the mainland. Acreage, 5239; population, 597. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £289 with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is Later English, has a massive tower, and is very good. There is a Congregational chapel.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyEssex 
Ecclesiastical parishCanewdon St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionRochford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtSS4
Post TownRochford