Place:Willingale-Spain, Essex, England

TypeVillage, Former parish
Coordinates51.7407°N 0.3102°E
Located inEssex, England     ( - 1946)
See alsoOngar Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was located 1894-1955
Willingale, Essex, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1946
Epping and Ongar Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was located 1955-1974
Epping Forest (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Willingale-Spain is a village and former civil parish in Essex, England. Since 1946 it has been part of the civil parish of Willingale.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Willingale-Spain from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WILLINGALE-SPAIN, a parish in Ongar district, Essex; contiguous to [Willingale]-Doe. Post town, Willingale, under Ongar. Acres: 1,200. Real property: £1,655. Population: 207. Houses: 43. Spain Hall is the seat of S. B. Brocket, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value: £325. Patron: the Crown on the nomination of the Bishop of [Rochester]. The church is good."

The parish was part of the Ongar Rural District from 1894 until 1946. Following its absorption into Willigale it continued to be in the area of Ongar Rural District. When Ongar Rural District was abolished in 1955 Willingale joined Epping and Ongar Rural District until 1974 and, since 1974, has been located in the Epping Forest District of Essex.

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