History of Vange
All Saints Church, Vange.
© Copyright John Salmon contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
VANGE, or Fange, is a small village and parish near the head of a small creek running up from East Haven, and having a wharf for barges, 4 miles north of the river Thames, 4 miles North East by East of Horndon-on-the-Hill, and 6 miles South by East of Billericay. It contains 169 souls, and 1387 acres of land, including a small part of Canvey Island.
At the Conquest, it was held by Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, and Ralph Peverell, and it afterwards passed to the Montchensy, Wattenhale, Newman, Tanfield, Baker, and Bayning families. It now belongs to various freeholders, some of whom are occupants. The Hall is on a pleasant hill, half a mile north of the village.
The Church (All Saints,) is a small building, with a nave and chancel of one pace. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £14, and in 1831 at £302, is in the patronage of Sir Charles Smith, Bart., and incumbency of the Rev. J.A. Stewart, M.A., who has 60A. of glebe and a good residence. The tithes were commuted in 1838 for £325 per annum.
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