Rickling is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RICKLING, a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex; near the river Stort and near the London and Cambridge railway, 2½ miles SW of Newport r. station, and 6¾ N by E of Bishop-Stortford. Post-town, Newport, under Bishop-Stortford. Acres, 1,331. Real property, £2,260. Pop., 502. Houses, 103. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Col. Inglis. R. Hall is an ancient house. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £168. Patron, the Bishop of Rochester. The church is good. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £5.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.


Census returns for Rickling, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Rickling, 1629-1630 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rickling (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Rickling, 1800-1873 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rickling (Essex)


Poll Books


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: Uttlesford
  • Province: Canterbury

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