Yeldham, Little

YELDHAM, LITTLE, a parish, in the union of Halsted, hundred of Hinckford, N. division of Essex, 9 miles (N. N. W.) from Halsted; containing 333 inhabitants. It is a pleasant and healthy district, comprising 9l6a. 3r. 18p., of which 793 acres are arable, 81 pasture, and 42 wood; the soil is strong and rather wet, but the lands generally are in profitable cultivation. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8, and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £275, and the glebe comprises 2 acres. The church is a spacious and venerable structure, with a square embattled tower: on the south side of the chancel is a small chapel belonging to the family De la Pole: the altar-piece is richly embellished.

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

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