Little Saling is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Bardfield Saling

Parish church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARDFIELD-SALING, or Little Saling, a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; 5 miles NW by W of Braintree r. station. Post Town, Saling, under Braintree. Acres, 1,111. Real property, £1,757. Pop., 356. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. The living is a donative in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £75. Patron, W. Sandle, Esq. The church is good. Charities, £7.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BARDFIELD-SALING (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Dunmow, hundred of Freshwell, N. division of Essex, 5¾ miles (N. E.) from Dunmow; containing 381 inhabitants, and comprising about 1100 acres. The living is a donative; net income, £75; patron, W. Sandel, Esq.; impropriator, J. M. Raikes, Esq. It was returned in the reign of Henry VIII. as a chantry, and granted to Henry Needham, by whom it was conveyed to George Maxey, but it was recovered by suit in chancery, on condition of his being allowed to appoint the chaplain.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Poll Books


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

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