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New Sampford, Essex

Historical Description

Sampford, Little or New, a village and a parish in Essex, on the river Pant, 3½ miles ENE of Thaxted, and 7 from Newport station on the G.E.R. Post town, Braintree; money order and telegraph office, Finchingfield. Acreage, 3322; population of the civil parish, 451; of the ecclesiastical, 340. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Sampford Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £384 with residence. Patron, New College, Oxford. The church, which dates from the 14th century, is a building of flint partly Norman but chiefly in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, N and S porches, vestry, and an embattled western tower with spire. It contains some ancient and interesting tombs and monuments.

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

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