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Moreton, Essex

Historical Description

Moreton, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on an affluent of the river Roding, 1½ mile N from the road from Epping to Ongar,3 miles N by W of Ongar station on the G.E.R., and 6¼ NE of Epping. It has a post office under Chipping Ongar; money order and telegraph office, Cliipping Ongar. The parish comprises 1475 acres; population, 428. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Alger family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £262 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is a plain building of flint and brick, with brick tower and shingled spire. It has an ancient carved stone font and a monument of 1623. There are a Congregational chapel, a national school, endowed with £23 a year, and some small charities.

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 parishMoreton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionOngar 

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Land and Property

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DistrictEpping Forest
Postal districtCM5
Post TownOngar