Rettendon  Essex


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

RETTENDON, a parish in Chelmsford district, Essex; adjacent to the river Crouch, 6 miles N N E of Pitsea r.station, and 8¼ S S E of Chelmsford. It contains the village of Battle-Bridge, which has a post-office under Chelmsford. Acres, 3, 932. Real property, £4, 715. Pop., 785. Houses, 176. ...

The property is much sub-divided. The manor belongs to the Rev. A. W. Bullen. A seat of the Bishop of Ely was here, and became a farm-house. The parish is a meet for the Essex Union hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £765.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is later English, in good condition; consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and chapel, with tower and spire; and contains some ancient monuments. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £20a year, and charities £30.

Rettendon through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th November 2019

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