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Great Wakering

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"WAKERING (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of ROCHFORD, county of ESSEX, 4½ miles (E. N. E.) from Southend, containing 776 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £20. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Bishop of London. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. There is a place of worship for1 Independents. The parish lies at the mouth of the Thames, and has a small haven." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Census

  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex
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Church History

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Great Wakering was a member of the Rochford Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Great Wakering has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ952874 (Lat/Lon: 51.551711, 0.81413), Great Wakering which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Great Wakering was a member of the Rochford Poor Law Union