Messing, Essex

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Messing
'The Old Crown', inn at Messing, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 192282.jpg
The Old Crown
Messing is located in Essex
Messing
Messing
Location within Essex
Population300 (around)
OS grid referenceTL887617
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
List of places
UK
England
Essex
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]

Features[edit]

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

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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