In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described High Roding like this:
ROOTHING (High), a parish, with a village, in Dunmow district, Essex; on the river Roding, 3¾ miles S S W of Great Dunmow, and 8 E N E of Sawbridgeworth r.station. Post-town, Dunmow, under Chelmsford. Acres, 1,803. Real property, £2, 823. Pop., 469. Houses, 110. The property is subdivided. The manor was given, in the time of the Confessor, to a monastery in the Isle of Ely. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £391.* Patron, the Earl of Roden. The church was recently restored. There is a parochial school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of High Roding, in Uttlesford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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