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Heybridge, Essex

Historical Description

Heybridge, a village and a parish in Essex. The village is suburban to Maldon, at Maldon station on the G.E.R.; was known to the Saxons as Tidwaltintune, and given by King Athelstan to St Paul's Cathedral in London; acquired its present name from the construction of a five-arched bridge over the Blackwater in the time of Henry VI.; derives trade from the Chelmer navigation; and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Maldon, a fair on Whit-Tuesday, a large iron foundry, and extensive agricultural implement and machine manufactories. The parish comprises 1843 acres; population of the civil parish, 1623; of the ecclesiastical, 1653. The Towers is a large and elegant mansion of concrete in the modern Italian style. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £180 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's, London. The church is an ancient building of flint, chiefly in the Perpendicular style.

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 parishHeybridge St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionMaldon 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtCM4
Post TownIngatestone