Farnham (St. Mary)

FARNHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Bishop-Stortford, hundred of Clavering, N. division of Essex, 3¼ miles (W. by N.) from Stansted-Mountfitchet; containing 549 inhabitants. It borders closely on the county of Hertford. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £23. 8. 9., and in the gift of Trinity College, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £607, and the glebe contains 23 acres, to which there is a house. The church, a small low edifice with a tower, contains several ancient monuments. A school, conducted on the national plan, is endowed with £45 per annum; and there are some small bequests for the poor.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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