Bocking, Essex


Bocking, Essex


Bocking is an ancient parish located towards the north of the county of Essex.

Bocking is approximately thirteen miles north north east of the county town of Chelmsford. The market town of Braintree is approximately two miles to the south. The city of Colchester is about seventeen miles to the west.

Parish Church

The Parish (CofE) Church is St Mary, Bocking, which can be found here on Google Street View

Parish Registers

Essex Archives shows a holding of seven Registers of Baptism (1561 - 1605 & 1655 - 1959), twenty-five Marriage Registers (1593 - 1639 & 1655 - 2013) and seven Burial Registers (1558 - 1628 & 1665 - 1947). For additional detail see https://www.essexarchivesonline.co.uk/ParishRegisters.aspx?selAlphabet=B&selParish=606&selChurch=608 (accessed 31 October 2022)

Adjacent (Pre 1832) Parishes

To the east of Bocking lies Stisted and to the south is the parish of Braintree. To the west of Bocking are Rayne, Panfield and Shalford. To the north are Wethersfield and Gosfield, which surrounds Aylewards Farm, a portion of Bocking which is effectively detached.

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