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Southchurch

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"SOUTHCHURCH, a parish in the hundred of ROCHFORD, county of ESSEX, 1 mile (N. N. E.) from South-End, containing 353 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury, rated in the king's books at £27. 0. 10. The parish is bounded on the south by the Thames; where are considerable oyster beds." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Thorpe Bay - a place within this parish

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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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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Southchurch was a member of the Rochford Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Southchurch 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 TQ898861 (Lat/Lon: 51.541877, 0.735638), Southchurch which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Southchurch was a member of the Rochford Poor Law Union