Ecclesiastical Boundary of Blackmore redrawn
THIS ORDER IN COUNCIL WAS PUBLISHED
IN THE LONDON GAZETTE ON 8 JUL 1955
AT THE COURT AT HOLYROODHOUSE
The 30th day of June, 1955
THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL
Whereas the Church Commissioners have duly prepared and laid before Her Majesty in Council a Scheme bearing date the 20th day of May, 1955, in the words and figures following, that is to say : "We, the Church Commissioners, acting in pursuance of the Pastoral Reorganisation Measure, 1949, and the Union of Benefices Measures, 1923 to 1952, now humbly lay before Your Majesty in Council the following Scheme which we have prepared with the consent of the Right Reverend Falkner, Bishop of Chelmsford (in witness whereof he has signed this Scheme) for effecting (1) the union of the benefice of High Ongar with the benefice of Norton Mandeville (now part of the united benefice of Blackmore with Norton Mandeville) and (2) an alteration of the boundaries of the parishes of High Ongar and Blackmore, all of which benefices and parishes are in the diocese of Chelmsford.
"1. Union of Benefices "
“(i) The benefice of High Ongar and the benefice of Norton Mandeville (now part of the united benefice of Blackmore with Norton Mandeville) shall be permanently united together and form one benefice with cure of souls under the style of 'The United Benefice of High Ongar with Norton Mandeville' (hereinafter called 'the united benefice ') but the parishes of the said benefices shall continue in all respects distinct.
"(ii) The remaining part of the united benefice of Blackmore with Norton Mandeville shall be known as 'The Benefice of Blackmore ' and the incumbent thereof shall have the cure of souls within the limits of the parish of Blackmore.
"2. Taking effect of union
"The union shall take effect upon the day when any Order of Your Majesty affirming this Scheme is published in the London Gazette and the Reverend Bernard Hartley, if he is then incumbent of the said benefice of High Ongar shall, with his consent (testified by his signature hereto), be the first incumbent of the united benefice.
"3. Parsonage house
"Upon the union taking effect the parsonage house at present belonging to the benefice of High Ongar shall be the house of residence of the incumbent of the united benefice.
"With the consent (testified as aforesaid) of the Right Reverend Falkner, Bishop of Chelmsford, being the patron of the united benefice of Blackmore with Norton Mandeville and with the consent (in testimony whereof they have executed this Scheme) of the Church Society Trust, being the patrons of the benefice of High Ongar, the interest of the said Bishop in the patronage of the said benefice of Norton Mandeville shall be surrendered in favour …
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… of the said Church Society Trust and the patronage of the united benefice of High Ongar with Norton Mandeville shall belong wholly to the said Church Society Trust.
" (i) Upon the union taking effect the whole of the endowments and property now belonging to the united benefice of Blackmore with Norton Mandeville shall be annexed to the benefice of Blackmore.
"(ii) Upon the union taking effect a part of the endowments of the benefice of High Ongar, namely a capital sum sufficient to produce a permanent annual income of £200 being part of a larger capital sum held by us on behalf of the said benefice, shall be severed from that benefice and from the united benefice and shall be appropriated and held by us for the augmentation of the benefice of Blackmore.
"6. Alteration of boundaries
"Upon the union taking effect and with the consent (testified as aforesaid) of the said Reverend Bernard Hartley as the incumbent of the benefice of High Ongar, there shall be transferred and annexed to the parish of Blackmore all that part of the parish of High Ongar (coloured pink on the map annexed hereto) which is bounded upon the west and south-west by the parish of Stondon Massey, upon the east and south-east by the parish of Blackmore, upon part of the north by the parish of Norton Mandeville and upon the remaining part of the north and north-west by an imaginary line commencing at a point on the boundary which divides the parish of Norton Mandeville from the parish of High Ongar in the middle of the road which leads from Chelmsford to High Ongar where it is crossed by the last mentioned boundary and continuing thence south-westwards along the middle of the last mentioned road to a point opposite the northern end of the western boundary of close numbered 276 and continuing thence southwards to and thence generally south-eastwards along the last mentioned boundary to the point where it meets the north-eastern end of the wall or fence which divides the close numbered 318 from the close -numbered 319 on the map and continuing thence south-westwards along the last mentioned wall or fence to its junction with King Street and in the same straight line in continuation thereof to the middle of the last mentioned street and continuing thence north-westwards along the middle of King Street for a distance of approximately 4½ chains to a point opposite the northern end of the wall or fence which forms the north-western boundary of close numbered 320 and continuing thence south-westwards to and along the last mentioned wall or fence to its end and continuing thence north-westwards along the wall or fence which forms the north-eastern boundary of close numbered 346 and continuing thence generally southwards along the western boundary of the last mentioned close to the point where it meets the wall or fence which forms the south-eastern boundary of close numbered 345 on the map and continuing thence south-westwards along the last mentioned boundary and in continuation thereof along the wall or fence forming the south-eastern boundary of close numbered 344 on the map to a point where the last mentioned boundary meets an un-named stream and continuing thence generally south-westwards to and along the middle of the last mentioned stream (thereby crossing the bridle road which forms close numbered 408 on the map) to the boundary which divides the parish of High Ongar from the parish of Stondon Massey."
And Whereas the provisions of the Union of Benefices Measures, 1923 to 1952, the Union of Benefices Rules, 1926 and 1930, and the Pastoral Reorganisation Measure. 1949, relating to the preparation and submission of this Scheme have been duly complied with :
And Whereas the said Scheme has been approved by Her Majesty in Council : Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her said Council, is pleased hereby to affirm the said Scheme and to order that it shall be and become effectual in law immediately upon the publication of this Order in the London Gazette.
W. G. Agnew.
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