Mundon

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Coordinates: 51°41′24″N 0°42′35″E / 51.689971°N 0.709833°E / 51.689971; 0.709833

Mundon
Mundon sign.jpg
Village Sign
Mundon is located in Essex
Mundon
Mundon
 Mundon shown within Essex
OS grid reference TL874025
Civil parish Mundon
District Maldon
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHELMSFORD
Postcode district CM9
Dialling code 01621
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Maldon and East Chelmsford
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Mundon is a village and civil parish on the Dengie peninsula in Maldon District in the county of Essex, England. It lies 3 miles south-east of Maldon. The manor of Munduna passed from the king's thegn Godwin to Eudo Dapifer at the Conquest.

Until the Dissolution of the Monasteries it formed part of the estates of St Johns Abbey, Colchester; it passed to Thomas Cromwell before being returned to the Duchy of Lancaster, which held the right of presentation to the vicarage until the 20th century.[1]

The 14th-century timber-framed Church of St. Mary, built within the remains of the moat of Mundon Hall, and likely on Saxon and Norman foundations,[1] has been disused since the 1970s, but is currently in the care of Friends of Friendless Churches, supported by English Heritage. Following a long period of remedial work, the church once again re-opened to visitors in August 2009. The entire church was underpinned, and much structural work was carried out by Bakers of Danbury. The church was re-glazed, and now, internally, appears lighter than it has in recent years. It is a grade I listed building. [2]

Mundon Hall is now represented by an 18th-century farmhouse of rendered and whitewashed brick.[3]

Mundon Furze[edit]

Dead oak trees behind St Mary's Church at Mundon Hall Farm

The Furze is one of the last areas of surviving ancient woodland in the Dengie peninsula. The dominant tree species are oak and ash. Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) dominates the northern half of the Furze. Bramble (Rubus fruticosus) covers most of the ground layer, with small wet areas supporting Pendulous Sedge (Carex pendula) and Soft rush (Juncus effusus).

Several houses have been built in the southern part of this ancient wood. [4]

White House Farm Canal[edit]

From 1832 to about 1880 a private canal operated from White House Farm to the River Blackwater.[5]

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