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All Saints' Church

Inworth is a small village in the civil parish of Messing-cum-Inworth, Essex, England, near to Tiptree and within the Colchester Borough Council area.

Inworth village dates back to medieval times, and has been known in the past as Ineworth, Inneworth, Inneworde and Inford. A placename close to the modern name is first attested in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1206, where it appears as Inewrth. This derives from Ina's worþ ("Ina's homestead").[1]

The grave of local celebrity 'Spotty', a faithful golden retriever, can be found by the village post office, attracting many visitors. His ghost is said to haunt the meat shop on the corner.[2]

All Saints' Church dates from the 11th century and is a grade I listed building.[3]


  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.265.
  2. ^ Messing-cum-Inworth Community Website: Inworth Archived 30 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Historic England. "PARISH CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS (INWORTH) (1224592)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 April 2014.

Coordinates: 51°49′N 0°44′E / 51.817°N 0.733°E / 51.817; 0.733