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"WIMBISH, a parish in the hundred of UTTLESFORD, county of ESSEX, 4¾ miles (E. S. E.) from Saffron-Walden, containing, with Thunderley, 809 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, with that of Thunderley united in 1425, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £8, and in the patronage of the Rector: the rectory; a sinecure, is rated at £12, and in the patronage of the Rev, John Dolignon. The church is dedicated to All Saints. . Sarah Barnard, in 1774, bequeathed an annuity of/£4 in support of a school." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

"THUNDERLEY, a hamlet (formerly a distinct parish) in the parish of WIMBISH, hundred of UTTLESFORD, county of ESSEX, 2 miles (S. E. by S.) from Saffron-Walden. The population is returned with the parish. The vicarage has been consolidated with that of Wimbish, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London. The church is in ruins." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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