In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Arkesden like this:
ARKESDEN, a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex; on an affluent of the river Stort, 2½ miles W of Newport r. station, and 5 SW of Saffron-Walden. Post-town, Newport under Bishop-Stortford. Acres, 2,320. Real property, £3,207. Pop., 506. Houses, 111. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £181.* Patron, the Rev. W. B. Wolfe. The church is very good, and contains a brass of a knight.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Arkesden, in Uttlesford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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