“BIRCHANGER, a parish in the hundred of UTTLESFORD, county of ESSEX, 1½ mile (S. W. by S.) from Stansted-Mountfitchet, containing 336 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £9. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Warden and Fellows of New College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Richard de Newport founded here, in the reign of John, an hospital dedicated to St. Mary and St. Leonard, for a master and two chaplains, the revenue of which, in the 26th of Henry VIII., was estimated at £31. 13. 11.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
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- Birchanger was a member of the Uttlesford Hundred
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