Place:Hockley, Essex, England

Alt namesHacheleiasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 102
Hocheleiasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 102
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates51.583°N 0.65°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoRochford Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Rochford (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Hockley is a large village and civil parish in Essex, England located between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea. More specifically it lies between Rayleigh and Rochford. It came to prominence during the coming of the railway in the 1890s.

The parish of Hockley has a population of 8,909 (2001 census), but its urban area runs into the neighbouring parish of Hawkwell and together their population was 13,616 in the same census. Hockley railway station serves the village and many people commute to London for employment.

The parish was part of the Rochford Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 it has been located in the Rochford District or Borough.

Part of the parish (274 acres) was transferred to Chelmsford Rural District in 1934 and became part of the parish of Woodham Ferrers.

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