Messing, Essex

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'The Old Crown', inn at Messing, Essex - - 192282.jpg
The Old Crown
Messing is located in Essex
Location within Essex
Population300 (around)
OS grid referenceTL887617
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
List of places
51°50′08″N 0°45′02″E / 51.835618°N 0.750509°E / 51.835618; 0.750509Coordinates: 51°50′08″N 0°45′02″E / 51.835618°N 0.750509°E / 51.835618; 0.750509

Messing is a village and former civil parish, 14 miles (23 km) north east of Chelmsford,[1] now in the parish of Messing-cum-Inworth, in the Colchester district, in the county of Essex, England. The village has a population of around 300.[2] In 1931 the parish had a population of 929.[3]


Messing has a church called All Saints[4] and a pub called The Old Crown.[5]


The name "Messing" means 'Maecca's people'.[6][7] Messing was recorded in the Domesday Book as Metcinges.[8] On 24 March 1889 part of the parish was transferred to Birch parish, Quashey Corner was transferred from Great Wigborough parish and Kelvedon Road, &c Houses were transferred to Inworth parish. On 1 April 1934 part of the parish was transferred to Layer Marney and part became the new parish of Messing cum Inworth and part became the new parish of Tiptree. On 1 April 1946 the parish was abolished and the remaining 3 acres merged with Birch parish.[9]


  1. ^ "Distance from Messing [51.835618, 0.750509]". GENUKI. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  2. ^ "About Messing Village". Messing Primary School. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Population Statistics Messing AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. ^ "All Saints, Messing Church, Essex". Essex Churches. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. ^ "About". The Old Crown Messing. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Messing Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  7. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, pp.323 and 318.
  8. ^ "Essex L-O". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Relationships and Changes Messing AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 9 August 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Messing at Wikimedia Commons