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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales...., by John Marius Wilson. circa 1866
LITTLEBURY, a village and a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex. The village stands on the river Cam, and on an ancient Roman road, adjacent to the Eastern Counties railway, 2 miles N of Audley-End r. station, and 2 W of Saffron-Walden; and has a post-office under Saffron-Walden. The parish contains also the hamlet of Littlebury-green, and comprises 2,300 acres. Real property, £5,288. Pop., 974. Houses, 191. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, in the 9th century, to a monastery in the Isle of Ely; was given, by Queen Elizabeth, to Sutton, founder of Charterhouse; and passed to the Earls of Bristol. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £205. Patron, the Bishop of Rochester. The church stands within the area of a Roman camp; is of considerable antiquity, plain and good; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains four brasses, from 1520. A chapel stood formerly at Chapel-Green, about 2 miles from the church. There are an endowed school with £75 a-year, and charities £33. Winstanley, who built the first Eddystone lighthouse, and perished in it, was a native.
LITTLEBURY-GREEN, a hamlet in Litttlebury parish, Essex; 1½ miles SW of Littlebury village. It was formerly called Stretley-Green.
Transcribed by Noel Clark
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