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Great Stambridge, Essex

Historical Description

Stambridge, Great (anciently known as Much Stambridge), a village and a parish in Essex, 2 miles E by N of Rochford station on the G.E.R., and 5½ NNE of Southend. There is a post office under Rochford (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Rochford. Acreage, 2447; population of the civil parish, 334; of the ecclesiastical, 476. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a chairman. The ecclesiastical parish has been consolidated with Little Stambridge. The manor belongs to the governors of the Charterhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £378 with two residences. Patrons, the Charterhouse, London, and the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of stone, a portion of it of Saxon date, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, and a western tower of clunch surmounted by a low wooden spire.

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 parishStambridge St. Mary and All Saints 
Poor Law unionRochford 

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Land and Property

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Postal districtSS4
Post TownRochford