The History of The Salings 

This was the site of the First American Airbase in the UK

The community getting together to celebrate

The Manorial influence

(WORK IN PROGRESS)

Taken from A Vision of Britain Through Time

www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6528

A Brief History of The Salings

 

Gt Saling:-

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Saling like this:

SALING (Great), a village and a parish in Braintree district, Essex. The village stands 4½ miles N W by W of Braintree r. station; dates from before the time of Edward the Confessor; and has a post-office under Braintree. The parish comprises 1, 651 acres. Real property, £2, 605. Pop., 361. Houses, 72. S. Grove is the seat of Mrs. Fowke. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £150.* Patron, W. V. Fowke, Esq. The church was restored in 1865. There are a national school, and charities £5.

Bardfield Saling:-

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bardfield Saling like this:

BARDFIELD-SALING, or Little Saling, a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; 5 miles NW by W of Braintree r. station. Post Town, Saling, under Braintree. Acres, 1,111. Real property, £1,757. Pop., 356. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. The living is a donative in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £75. Patron, W. Sandle, Esq. The church is good. Charities, £7.

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