History of Little Totham
All Saints' Church, Little Totham
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History of Little Totham >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848
TOTHAM (LITTLE) is a parish of scattered houses, 3 miles North East of Maldon, and contains 384 souls. and 1144 acres of land, extending about two miles south from the church, to Chigborough farm, and the low marshes on the north shore of the broad estuary of the Blackwater, of which the higher parts of the parish command pleasing prospects.
George Nottidge, Esq., is lord of the manor of Little Totham, which formerly belonged successively to the Montfort, Capevil, Heveningham, Brown, and Sammes families, the latter of whom built the Hall, which had a park of 80 acres.
A great part of the parish belongs to the Carter family, W.P. Honeywood, Esq., J.H.C. Coape, Esq., W.F. Fairbead, and several several owners, partly copyholders. It extends northward to Tiptree Heath.
The Church (All Saints,) is a small ancient building, with a modern tower, built off flint and stone up to the first story, and the upper part of wood, containing three bells. The west entrance, within the porch, is one of the most highly enriched Norman doorways in the county. In the chancel is a mural monument, with kneeling effigies, in memory of J. Sammee, Esq., and his wife, the former of whom died in 1606.
The rectory is consolidated with that of Goldhanger. The glebe here is 7A.9P., and the tithes have been commuted for £368 per annum.
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Little Totham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Totham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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