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"STEEPLE, a parish in the hundred of DENGIE, county of ESSEX, 5½ miles (W. S. W.) from Bradwell near the Sea, containing 533 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage with Stanesgate, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £15. 18., and in the patronage of J. K. and T. Hunt, Esqrs., and Miss Hunt. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence and All Saints. Blackwater river is navigable on the north side of the parish. At Stanesgate, a priory of Cluniac monks, subordinate to that of Lewes, existed before 1176; it was dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, and at the dissolution had a revenue of £38. 18. 3." [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

  • Steeple was a member of the Dengie Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Steeple was a member of the Maldon Poor Law Union