Clavering, Essex Family History Guide

Clavering is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex. Langley is a chapelry of Clavering.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1554
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1801

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Arkesden
  • Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire
  • Wicken Bonhunt
  • Langley
  • Berden
  • Rickling
  • Meesden, Hertfordshire
  • Elmdon

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLAVERING, a parish and a hundred in Essex. The parish is in Saffron-Walden district; lies on the west border of the county, 3½ miles SW of Newport r. station, and 6½ SW by S of Saffron-Walden; and has a post office under Bishops-Stortford. Acres, 3,798. Real property, £6,464. Pop., 1,047. Houses, 243. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged at Domesday to Suene; went to the Fitz-Rogers or Claverings, who had a castle on it; and passed, through the Nevilles and others, to the Barringtons. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Langley, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £491. Patron, Christ’s Hospital. The church has an effigies of a knight, a brass of the Welbores, and monuments of the Barlees; and was recently repaired. There are an Independent chapel, a Primitive Methodist chapel, and charities £19. The hundred contains six parishes and parts of two others. Acres, 13,676. Pop., 4,954. Houses, 1,058.

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: 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
  • Hundred: Clavering (Essex)
  • Province: Canterbury