In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dengie like this:
DENGIE, a parish and a hundred in Essex. The parish is in Maldon district; and lies on the coast, 5 miles NE of Burnham, and 11 ESE of Maldon r. station. Post town, Tillingham, under Maldon. Acres, 3, 319; of which 1, 013 are water. Real property, £3, 675. Pop., 298. Houses, 56. The property is divided among a few. ...
The land is marshy; but was famous, in Camden's time, as dairy pasture. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £754.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is good.-The hundred contains twenty-two parishes. Acres, 72, 528. Pop., 11, 224. Houses, 2, 357.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dengie, in Maldon and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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