Arkesden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1690
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational
- Wendens Ambo
- Wicken Bonhunt
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ARKESDEN, a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex; on an affluent of the river Stort, 2½ miles W of Newport r. station, and 5 SW of Saffron-Walden. Post-town, Newport under Bishop-Stortford. Acres, 2,320. Real property, £3,207. Pop., 506. Houses, 111. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £181. Patron, the Rev. W. B. Wolfe. The church is very good, and contains a brass of a knight.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Vision of Britain historical maps
Civil Registration District: Saffron Walden
Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
Rural Deanery: Newport
Poor Law Union: Saffron Walden