Fingringhoe (St. George)

FINGRINGHOE (St. George), a parish, in the union of Lexden and Winstree, hundred of Winstree, N. division of Essex, 4¼ miles (S. E. by S.) from Colchester; containing 581 inhabitants. The parish is nearly surrounded by water, and comprises about 3000 acres, chiefly fertile land: the river Colne is navigable on the east, and the Geetons on the south. The village is pleasantly situated on the road from Maldon to Colchester. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £13. 7. 0½., and in the patronage of the Rev. J. M. Leir; net income, £140. The church is an ancient edifice, consisting of a nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower of flint and stone.

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

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