Place:Wickham Bishops, Essex, England


NameWickham Bishops
Alt namesBishops-Wickhamsource: Family History Library Catalog
Wichamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 106
Wickham-Bishopssource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates51.783°N 0.667°E
Located inEssex, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Wickham Bishops is a village and civil parish in the Maldon district of Essex, England. It is located around three miles north of the town of Maldon and around two miles southeast of Witham, in whose post town it lies.

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.

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