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Listen, Essex

Historical Description

Listen, a village and a parish in Essex, on the river Stour, at the boundary with Suffolk, 1½ mile NNW of Long Melford station on the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Long Melford (R.S.O.) Acreage of parish, 627; population, 129. The manor belonged anciently to Hugh de Goumai and to the Listens, and now belongs to the Lamberts. Listen Hall is a fine modern mansion. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £196 with residence. The church is a small but ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style.

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


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Ancient CountyEssex 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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