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Fobbing  Essex

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fobbing like this:

FOBBING, a village and a parish in Orsett district, Essex. The village stands on a hill, near Holehaven creek, 2 miles N of the Thames, 2½ NE by E of Stanford-le-Hope r. station, and 7¾ SSE of Billericay; and was the place where Jack Cade's rebellion began. The parish comprises 2, 654 acres of land, and 300 of water. ...


Post town, Stanford-le-Hope, under Romford, London E. Real property, £3, 478 Pop., 393. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few. Much of the land is marshy. The having is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £564.* Patron, the Crown. The church stands high; has a lofty tower; forms a conspicuous object at a great distance; and is good. There is a national school. Cowper describes the adjacent scenery thus:-

Here, Thames, slow gliding through a level plain
Of spacions meads, with cattle sprinkled o'er,
Conducts the eye along its sinuous course,
Delighted

Fobbing through time

Fobbing is now part of Thurrock district. Click here for graphs and data of how Thurrock has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Fobbing itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fobbing, in Thurrock and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6710

Date accessed: 19th June 2019


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