Kelvedon-Hatch (St. Nicholas)

KELVEDON-HATCH (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union and hundred of Ongar, S. division of Essex, 2 miles (S. by E.) from Ongar; containing 430 inhabitants. It comprises by estimation 1649a. 2r. 32p., of which 709a. 20p. are arable, 641 meadow, 193a. 3p. woodland, and the remainder common and waste. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12, and in the gift of W. H. Ashpitel, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £430, and the glebe comprises 28 acres. The church is an ancient edifice of brick, consisting of a nave, south aisle, and chancel, and contains numerous monuments.

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

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