Tolleshunt Major, or Beckingham (St. Nicholas)
TOLLESHUNT MAJOR, or BECKINGHAM (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Maldon, hundred of Thurstable, N. division of Essex, 5 miles (N. E. by E.) from Maldon; containing 447 inhabitants. It comprises 2185a. 3r. 5p., three-fourths of which are arable. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8; income, £150; patron, the Rev. C. W. Carwardine; impropriators, the New England Company. The church is an ancient edifice, consisting of a nave and chancel: on the north side was a chapel, now destroyed, and the arched entrance walled up.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.