Rivenhall  Essex


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

RIVENHALL, a parish, with a village, in Witham district, Essex; on an affluent of the river Blackwater, 1¾ mile N by E of Witham r. station. It has a post-office under Witham. Acres, 3, 589. Real property, £5, 755. Pop., 719. Houses, 158. R. manor belonged to Queen Editha; and passed to Eustace de Boulogne, the Scaleses, the Widvilles, the Eateses, and others. ...

There are four other manors. R. Place belongs to the Western family, and is the residence of the Rev. Sir J. P. Wood, Bart. Dorwards Hall is the residence of H. Dixon, Esq. Remains of a Roman villa, with traces of a tesselated pavement 1, 200 feet long, were found near thechurch. The parish is a meet for the Essex and the Suffolk hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £760.* Patron, T. B. Western, Esq. The church is good; has an E window with stainedglass of the time of Rufus; and contains a fine monument, of 1594, to Sir R. Wiseman. There are a free school, and charities £14. Tusser, author of £ Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, " was a native.

Rivenhall through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th May 2022

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