Dengie is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1550
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include: Irvingite/Catholic Apostolic Church

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DENGIE, a parish and a hundred in Essex. The parish is in Maldon district; and lies on the coast, 5 miles NE of Burnham, and 11 ESE of Maldon r. station. Post town, Tillingham, under Maldon. Acres, 3,319; of which 1,013 are water. Real property, £3,675. Pop., 298. Houses, 56. The property is divided among a few. The land is marshy; but was famous, in Camden’s time, as dairy pasture. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £754. Patrons, Trustees. The church is good. The hundred contains twenty-two parishes. Acres, 72,528. Pop., 11,224. Houses, 2,357.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

DENGIE (St. James), a parish, in the union of Maldon, hundred of Dengie, S. division of Essex, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Southminster; containing 219 inhabitants. This parish consists of 2259 acres, of which 111 are common or waste; it is situated on the sea-coast, and is supposed to have been a landing-place and stronghold of the Danes during their predatory incursions into Britain. At the time of the Norman survey, the lands belonged to Odo, Bishop of Bayeux. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13, and in the patronage of the Rev. O. Brock: the tithes have been commuted for £732, and the glebe consists of 13 acres. There is also a sinecure, called Bacon’s portion, valued in the king’s books at £4, and in the same patronage. The church is a small plain edifice, with a tiled roof.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Poll Books


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Maldon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Dengie
  • Poor Law Union: Maldon
  • Hundred: Dengie
  • Province: Canterbury

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