Debden  Essex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Debden like this:

DEBDEN, or Depden, a village and a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex. The village stands 2¾ miles E of Newport r. station, and 3½ S by E of Saffron-Walden; and has a post office under Saffron-Walden, and a fair on 1 June. The parish comprises 4, 404 acres. Real property, £6, 049. ...

Pop., 942. Houses, 203. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, in the time of the Conqueror, to Ralph Peverell; and belongs now to Sir F. Vincent, Bart. Debden Hall was built in 1795, after designs by Holland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £837.* Patron, Sir F. Vincent, Bart. The church is ancient; has monuments of the Chiswells; and is good. There are a national school and charities £104.

Debden through time

Debden is now part of Uttlesford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Uttlesford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Debden itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Debden, in Uttlesford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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