High Roding is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

  • High Rooding
  • High Roothing
  • High Roding

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include:

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROOTHING (High), a parish, with a village, in Dunmow district, Essex; on the river Roding, 3¾ miles SSW of Great Dunmow, and 8 ENE of Sawbridgeworth r. station. Post-town, Dunmow, under Chelmsford. Acres, 1,803. Real property, £2, 823. Pop., 469. Houses, 110. The property is subdivided. The manor was given, in the time of the Confessor, to a monastery in the Isle of Ely. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £391. Patron, the Earl of Roden. The church was recently restored. There is a parochial school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ROOTHING, HIGH (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Dunmow, N. division of the county of Essex, 4½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Dunmow; containing 446 inhabitants. The parish takes the prefix to its name from its situation higher up the river Roden than the other places called Roothing. There are several ancient mansions. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £20, and in the gift of the Earl of Roden: the tithes have been commuted for £487, and the glebe comprises 25 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Dunmow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Dunmow, Post-1844 – Roding
  • Poor Law Union: Dunmow
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury

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