Chickney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1554
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1630; 1639; 1813

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHICKNEY, a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; 3 miles NE of Elsenham r. station, and 3¼ SW of Thaxted. Post town, Thaxted, under Chelmsford. Acres, 700. Real property, £831. Pop., 76. Houses, 13. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £164. Patron, Capt. H. Byng, R. N. The church is good.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CHICKNEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Dunmow, N. division of Essex, 6 miles (N. W. by N.) from Dunmow; containing 59 inhabitants. It comprises 700a. 2r. 32p., of which about 517 acres are arable, 127 pasture, and 36 woodland. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £10, and in the patronage of the family of Cranmer: the tithes have been commuted for £170, and the glebe comprises 40½ acres. The church, situated on elevated ground, is a small edifice, with a tower of stone surmounted by a shingled spire.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Poll Books


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Dunmow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Dunmow
  • Poor Law Union: Dunmow
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury

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