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Little Warley 1874 Post Office Directory

History of Little Warley

Little Warley is a parish and village about 1 mile from Great Warley, seated on an eminence with a commanding prospect,  in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Chafford, Billericay union, Brentwood county court district, Billericay rural deanery, Essex archdeaconry and Rochester diocese. Before the Norman accession it belonged to the cathedral of St Paul. The church of St Peter, is a plain building and stands at a considerable distance from the village. The register dates from the year 1557. The living is a rectory, yearly value 320, with residence and 35 acres of glebe, in the gift of,  and held by the Rev John Pearson MA of Trinity College, Cambridge. The Chappington charity, arising from a house and 17 acres of land, produces 30 a year, 15 of which is applied towards the support of the schools and the remainder for other charitable purposes. On the common there are barracks for the training of recruits, which are capable of containing about fifteen hundred: there is a garrison chapel for the forces; the Rev Samuel Bampfylde Windsor MA,  is the resident chaplain; there are also three permanent officers. Lord Headley is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is clayey; subsoil, stiff loam. The chief crops are wheat, beans, peas and barley. The area is 1,651 acres; rateable value, 2,785; and the population in 1861 was 475, and in 1871, 1,367 (inclusive of 1,196 military in the barracks).

Parish clerk, William Mumford

Letters through Brentwood. Warley common is the nearest money order office.

National School (boys & girls), Miss Sarah Roberts, mistress

Hankey Mrs, Warley lodge

Hort Colonel [commander]

Legge Colonel [commander of guards]

McHarg hart [quartermaster]

Pearson Rev John MA, JP [rector]

Windsow Rev Samuel Bampfylde MA [chaplain]

Allen Daniel, Greyhound

Harris John, cattle dealer

Knightbridge Charles, farmer

Palby George, cattle dealer

Parson Rowland Henry, farmer

Seabrook Edward, farmer

Seabrooh Sarah (Mrs), farmer

Tanner William, farmer


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