Latchingdon (St. Michael)
LATCHINGDON (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Maldon, hundred of Dengie, S. division of Essex, 5¼ miles (S. by E.) from Maldon; containing 372 inhabitants. It is bounded on the north by Latchingdon Creek and the river Blackwater, and on the south by the navigable river Crouch; and comprises 3672 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £37, and in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury: the tithes have been commuted for £900, and the glebe comprises 44 acres. The church is ancient.