Ugley (St. Peter)

UGLEY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Bishop-Stortford, hundred of Clavering, N. division of Essex, 2 miles (N.) from Stansted-Mountfitchet; containing 381 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises by measurement 2020 acres, is pleasantly situated in the north-eastern part of the hundred, on the road from London to Cambridge. Ugley Hall is an ancient mansion near the church; Orford House, a handsome residence of brick, takes its name from the Earl of Orford, by whom it was built. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £14. 13. 4.; patrons and impropriators, the Governors of Christ's Hospital, London. The great tithes have been commuted for £360. 13., and the vicarial for £99. 8.; the glebes respectively comprise 48 and 3 acres. The church is a small edifice, with a belfry-turret surmounted by a cupola: on the south side of the chancel is a chapel belonging to Bolliugton Hall.

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

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