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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales...., by John Marius Wilson. circa 1866

DODDINGHURST, a parish in Ongar district, Essex;  4¼ miles N by W of Brentwood r. station, and 4½ SE by S of Ongar. Post-town, Kelvedon Common, under Brentwood. Acres, 1,892. Real property, £3,192. Pop., 394. Houses, 81. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £624. Patron, W. Manbey, Esq.. The church is good; and there are charities £15.

Transcribed by Noel Clark

1855 Kellys Directory


Doddinghurst or Doddinhurst, was known in the time of Edward the Confessor; it is in the Ongar Union and Brentwood County Court, South Essex District, and contains an area of 1,892 acres, and a population in 1851 of 393. It is 3 miles south of Ongar, 4 west of Ingatestone and 4 north of Brentwood Station. The church is dedicated to All Saints, and is small with a nave and chancel, with 3 bells. The living is a rectory, commuted at £624. The rectory house is a neat building, attached to which are nearly  18 acres of glebe land. There are charities amounting to about £17, which are distributed on Sundays in loaves of bread. There are daily and Sunday schools for 50 boys and girls, supported by the rector. This is a very healthy locality. The windows have been repaired and new sittings have been recently erected by the rector and parishioners.

A hamlet of Doddinghurst is called Doddinhurst LIST. Colonel Fane and Mrs Manbey are the principal land proprietors of the parish. The Rev Wm Manbey MA is the rector.

 Hookend Mill is half a mile north, Whitelings , 1 mile north east. Wyatts Green is ha;f a mile east; Peartree Green, half a mile south. Plemkhouse Green is 1 mile south; Salmons Green, 1 ½ miles south; Canterbury, 2 ½ miles south.

 Manbey Rev William, MA [Rector], Rectory


Baker Bramston, farmer

Bloomfield John, farmer

Charge Henry, ‘Swan’ & Wheelwright

Cumbers George, farmer

Day Thomas, farmer

Ellenger John, blacksmith

Ewbank Michael, school master

Ffitch James, shoe maker & beer retailer

Gandy Isaac, farmer

Hooper John, shopkeeper

Lagden Richard, farmer

Littlechild John, farmer

Littlechild Sarah (Mrs), farmer

Mills Alfred, farmer

Skiggs Robert, farmer & shopkeeper

Stokes James, farmer

Wright John, farmer


  Letters through Ingatestone & Brentwood. The nearest money order office is at Brentwood.


1878 Kellys Directory


Doddinghurst or Doddinhurst, is a parish, in the southern division of the County, Ongar Union, Barstable Hundred, Brentwood County Court District, Ingatestone rural deanery, Essex archdeaconry and St Albans diocese,, 4 miles south of Ongar, 4 west from Ingatestone and 4 north from Brentwood Station. The church of All Saints is small, having a chancel, nave and square wooden tower and shingled spire with 3 bells.; the whole of the church was restored in 1853 at the expense of the rector and parishioners. The register dates from the year 1559. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at £624 with residence and 18 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Rev F Stewart and held by the Rev William Manbey, M A of Queens College, Oxford. There are day and Sunday schools for the children of the parish, supported by the rector; and a school was erected in 1857 chiefly at his expense; the average attendance is about 40. Charities amounting to about £15 are distributed on Sundays in loaves of bread and coals at Christmas. Captain Brown is lord of the manor; Colonel Fane is the principal landed proprietor. The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 1.892 acres; rateable value is £3, 365; and had a scattered population in 1871 of 426.

Doddinhurst List is a hamlet.

Parish Clerk, John Mason.


Charity school, Mrs Elizabeth Lodge, mistress


[Letters marked thus * through Ingatestone, & the rest through Brentwood, which are the nearest money order offices.]


Manbey Rev William, MA [rector], rectory *



Archer David Jas, farmer, Pear Tree farm

Baker Bramston, farmer, Doddinghurst Hall *

Brown Philip, Swan, Kelvedon Common

Day Henry & David, farmers

Eve George, farmer, Park Wood

Gandey Mary Anne (Miss), farmer, Kelvedon Common

Godfrey Geo, blacksmith, Kelvedon Common *

Harvey Abraham, farmer

Lagden Elizabeth (Mrs), farmer

Lagden Henry, farmer, Cowes farm

Littlechild David & William, farmers *

Littlechild Richard, farmer, Wishfields *

Maryon John, beer retailer, Kelvedon Common

Mason John, farmer & parish clerk *

Mills Alfred, farmer, Swallows Cross *

Mitchell James, farmer, Howes farm

Rolph John, farmer, Place farm

Smith Wm, shopkeeper, Kelvedon Common

Theobald Kezia, butcher, & at Brentwood *

Whitnall Samuel Fairey, shopkeeper, Kelvedon Common



Kelly's Directory ~ 1902

Submitted and Transcribed by Essex Villages


DODDINGHURST, otherwise written 'Doddenheue',  'Dudeho' and 'Duddinghurst' is a parish, 4 miles south from Ongar, 4 west from Ingatestone and 4 north from Brentwood stations, in the Mid division of the county, Barstable hundred, Brentwood petty sessional division and county court district, Ongar union, and in the rural deanery of Ingatestone, archdeaconry of Essex and diocese of St. Albans.

The church of All Saints is an ancient building of stone and rubble, in the Early vestry, organ chamber, and a wooden tower at the west end, with a shingled spire containing 3 bells; the south porch, built of massive open timber, is considered the finest specimen of its kind in the county; all the windows are stained; the church was restored in 1886, the restoration of the chancel being effected at the expense of the rector, and in 1897 a brass tablet was placed in the church in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of her late Majesty Queen Victoria; there are 120 sittings.  The register dates from the year 1560.

The living is a rectory, net yearly value £340, with residence and 18 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Rev. Fras. Stewart M. A. and held since 1896 by the Rev. Frederick Archer Adams M. A. of Queen's College, Oxford.

The ancient stocks still remain at Stocks corner, near the common.  Lagden's charity, derived from land in the parish, amounts to about £15 yearly, of which sum £8 is distributed in coals here and £7 in the adjoining parish of Kelvedon Common.  There are two other small charities, one of £4 annually, issuing from the Hall farm, and the other of £3 paid by the Fane trustees, both of which are distributed in bread.

The Rev. Francis Stewart M. A. is lord of the manor, and Major J. A. Fane, of 13 Woodlands road, Barnes, London S W, is the principal landed proprietor.  The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay.  The chief crops are wheat, oats, and barley.  The area is 1,913 acres of land and 4 of water; rateable value, £2,003; population in 1901, 372.

Sexton, Henry Green

School (mixed), for 60 children; average attendance, about 50; John Windo, master; Mrs Fanny M. Windo, mistress

Letters through Brentwood, arrive at 7am & 12.15pm.

Wall Letter Box at the School cleared at 8.45am & 6pm on week days & 9am on Sunday.  Wall Letter Box, The Common, cleared at 9.20am, 1.10 & 6.30pm; Sunday 9am.  Kelvedon Common is the nearest money order & telegraph office, distant 1? miles

Adams Rev. Fredk. Archer M. A. Rectory

Mitchell Edward

Pratt Roland, Place farm



Abrey Geo. Swan P.H. The Common

Barker Thomas Humphrey, farmer, Dagwood

Bloomfield Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer

Bolton Jn. Pritchett, frmr, Park frm

Clark Matthias, farmer, Glovers farm

Curtis Hebert, baker & shopkeeper, The Common

Day Thomas, farmer

Dove Ezekiel, farmer, The Hall

Gadd & Tubb, grocers & drapers, The Common

Giblin William, farmer, Cowes farm

Godfrey George, blacksmith, The Common

Hughes Wilfred, farmer, Bannisters

Jordan Walter, beer retailer

Lagden George, farmer

Littlechild William, farmer, Pettits fm

Luckin Charles, oil dealer, Manor ho

Mason John, farmer, Emblens

Metson Samuel, frmr. Pear Tree farm

Mitchell Edward, frmr. Howes farm

Poole Wm. Jas. Farmer, Swallows cross

Purnell Frederick, farmer, Chivers frm

Wheatley & Co. poultry frmrs. Red ho

Window John, schoolmaster



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