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High Roding, Essex

Historical Description

Roding, High, a village and a parish in Essex, on the river Roding, 4 miles SW from Dunmow station on the G.E.R. There is a post office under Dunmow; money order and telegraph office, Dunmow. Acreage, 1740; population, 446. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a chairman. Like the other Roding villages it is an ancient place, and is said to have been given by Leofwin in the reign of Edward the Confessor to a monastery in the Isle of Ely. The manor belongs to the Earl of Roden, who is chief landowner. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £280 with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Roden. The church is a building of flint in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and western bell-turret; it contains two ancient brasses.

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 parishHigh Roothing All Saints 
Poor Law unionDunmow 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCM6
Post TownDunmow