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Great Wakering, Essex

Historical Description

Wakering, Great, an ancient parish in Essex, near the coast, 2½ miles N from Shoeburyness station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway, and 5 NE from Southend-on-Sea. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Southend. Acreage, 2775; population, 1652. The parish includes the islands of Great Potton and Rushley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £146 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of St Albans. The church is an ancient edifice of stone, Norman with Perpendicular additions, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and a western tower with shingled spire. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishWakering St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionRochford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Essex is available to browse.

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtSS3
Post TownSouthend-On-Sea