Abbess Roding

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Abbess Roding
Abbess Roding - St Edmund's Church - Essex England - church from southeast.jpg
St Edmund's Church, Abbess Roding
Grid reference: TL571113
Location: 51°46’44"N, 0°16’33"E
Population: 427  (2011)
Post town: Ongar
Postcode: CM5
Dialling code: 01279
Local Government
Council: Epping Forest
Brentwood & Ongar

Abbess Roding is one of eight hamlets and villages called The Rodings in Essex.

Its name derives from the Abbess of Barking who was a patron of the parish church of St Edmund in the Middle Ages.

Abbess Roding is located in the west of Essex, five miles north of Chipping Ongar, between Harlow in the west and nine miles from the county town of Chelmsford in the east.

It is an ancient parish, but along with the neighbouring ancient parishes of Beauchamp Roding and Berners Roding, it has formed part of the civil parish of Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding since 1946.[1]

Abbess Roding recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086-7 as Roinges in the Hundred of Ongar, when it was part of the land of Geoffrey de Mandeville and was held by Geoffrey Martel.[2] To the north, the ancient parish extends into Dunmow Hundred, although the village and church lie in Ongar hundred.


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