Chickney (St. Mary)
CHICKNEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Dunmow, N. division of Essex, 6 miles (N. W. by N.) from Dunmow; containing 59 inhabitants. It comprises 700a. 2r. 32p., of which about 517 acres are arable, 127 pasture, and 36 woodland. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10, and in the patronage of the family of Cranmer: the tithes have been commuted for £170, and the glebe comprises 40½ acres. The church, situated on elevated ground, is a small edifice, with a tower of stone surmounted by a shingled spire.