Barling Magna is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Barling, Great Barling

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1555
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARLING, a parish in Rochford district, Essex; on a creek of the Broomhill river, 4½ miles ESE of Rochford,and 5 NE of Southend r. station. It has a post-office under Chelmsford. Acres, 1,258. Real property, £2,801. Pop., 354. Houses, 77. The property is subdivided. The manor was given by Edward the Confessor to St. Paul’s Cathedral. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £230. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s. The church is a neat structure, with chancel and tower.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BARLING (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Rochford, S. division of Essex, 4½ miles (E. S. E.) from Rochford; containing 326 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1258a. 3r. 10p., and is skirted by a creek which flows into the river Thames from Rochford: it comprises the manors of Barling and Mucking, the former of which is the property of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s, London, by gift from Edward the Confessor. Here are several good oyster-beds. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £18; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter. The great tithes have been commuted for £342, and the vicarial for £171; the glebe comprises about 27 acres. The church is an ancient edifice, consisting of a nave, north aisle, and chancel, with a tower surmounted by a spire.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Rochford
  • Probate Court: Pre-1845 – Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral, Post-1844 – Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post 1844 – Canewdon
  • Poor Law Union: Rochford
  • Hundred: Rochford
  • Province: Canterbury

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