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Great Henny, Essex

Historical Description

Henny, Great, a parish in Essex, on the river Stour, at the boundary with Suffolk, 3 miles S from Sudbury station on the G.E.R. Post town and telegraph office, Sudbury; money order office, Ballingdon. Acreage, 1034; population of the civil parish, 430; of the ecclesiastical, 305. The parish got its present name before the time of Edward the Confessor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value,, £395. Patron, the Earl of Vernlam. The church stands on an eminence with a fine prospect, and has a tower and spire.

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

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCO10
Post TownSudbury