Elmdon (St. Nicholas)
ELMDON (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Saffron-Walden, hundred of Uttlesford, N. division of Essex, 5½ miles (W. by N.) from SaffronWalden; containing 680 inhabitants. The parish is situated near the confines of the county of Cambridge, and comprises 3197a. 3r. 18p., of which 153 acres are woodland; the surface is hilly, and the soil rests on chalk. The village is built on the declivities of two low hills, and has a picturesque appearance. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Wendon-Lofts, and valued in the king's books at £19; impropriator, John Wilkes, Esq. The church is an ancient edifice with a square embattled tower. A Sunday school, in union with the National Society, is supported by a rentcharge of £14 per annum, bequeathed by Thomas Crawley in 1559.