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Hockley

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"HOCKLEY, a parish in the hundred of ROCHFORD, county of ESSEX, 2¼ miles (N. E. by N.) from Rayleigh, containing 784 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in. the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £16. 3. 9., and in the patronage of the Warden and Fellows of Wadham College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is of Norman architecture, with a massive octagonal tower surmounted by a shingled spire; it is supposed to have been erected by Canute and Turldl, in commemoration of their victory over Edmund Ironside. The Crouch river is navigable along the northern boundary of the parish. There is a very large barrow in the neighbourhood." [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

  • Hockley was a member of the Rochford Hundred

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ826924 (Lat/Lon: 51.600836, 0.635201), Hockley which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Hockley was a member of the Rochford Poor Law Union