Hallingbury, Great, or Hallingbury-Morley

HALLINGBURY, GREAT, or Hallingbury-Morley, a parish, in the union of Bishop-Stortford, hundred of Harlow, S. division of Essex, 3 miles (S. E. by E.) from Bishop-Stortford; containing 690 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2639 acres, of which 45 are waste land or common; it is bounded on the west by the river Stort, and forms part of a cheerful and fertile district bordering on the county of Hertford. On a green called Woodhill, a fair is held on Whit-Tuesday. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £22, and in the gift of J. Archer Houblon, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £704, and the glebe comprises 56 acres. The church is a small handsome edifice, with a square embattled tower, and contains, in the chancel, a very old brass monument to the memory of the Parker family. On Mr. Houblon's estate are the remains of an encampment, called Wallbury, of elliptic form, and inclosing an area of about 30 acres, defended by a double rampart.

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

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