CANFIELD, LITTLE, a parish, in the union and hundred of Dunmow, N. division of Essex, 2¾ miles (W. by S.) from Dunmow; containing 258 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12. 0. 7½., and in the gift of Christ's College, Cambridge: the tithes have been commuted for £410, and there is a glebe of 70 acres. The church, which formerly belonged to the priory of Lewes, in the county of Sussex, consists of a nave and chancel, with a small belfry surmounted by a spire of wood.