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Wickham Bishops, Essex

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Wickham Bishops, Essex

Wickham Bishops is a village in Essex, England. The place-name 'Wickham Bishops' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as 'Wicham', meaning 'dwelling place with a (dairy) farm'. 'Bishops' refers to the fact that the land belonged to the Bishop of London.
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL8412
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01621

Wickham Bishops, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wickham Bishops, par. and vil., with ry. sta. (Wickham), Essex - par., 1549 ac., pop. 535; vil., on river Blackwater, 2½ miles S. of Witham Junction and 3½ miles NW. of Maldon; P.O.

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