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Rettendon

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"RETTENDON, a parish in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 4½ miles (N. N. W.) from Rayleigh, containing 580 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £32. 6. 3., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Ely. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The river Crouch is here navigable for barges. A school for twenty poor children was endowed by James Humphrey, Esq. Here is an ancient farm-house, formerly the residence of the Bishops of Ely." [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

You can see the administrative areas in which Rettendon 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 TQ763981 (Lat/Lon: 51.654041, 0.5472), Rettendon which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Rettendon was a member of the Chelmsford Poor Law Union