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

Alternative names: Barling, Great Barling

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Great Wakering
  • Little Wakering
  • Shopland
  • Great Stambridge
  • Paglesham

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].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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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