Wallbury Camp, on early Iron Age settlement, in Little Hallingbury.
|Walla: Richard FitzGilbert.|
|Wal(c)fara: Canons of Waltham; Ralph from Bishop of Bayeux; Thorkell the Reeve. 2 beehives.|
Now 2 villages. Great Waltham contains 8 hamlets, and includes the Black Chapel, a leading Essex sight; Little Waltham is across the Chelmer.
|Waldham / Waltham: Albert from St. Edmund's Abbey; Lambert from Count Eustace; Geoffrey de Mandeville and Roger from him; 'W' and Ranulf from Robert FitzCorbucion. 4 mills, vines, 20 beehives. 3 cobs, 11 cows, 7 goats.|
Waltham Holy Cross
Town, now Waltham Abbey. The fine Romanesque parish church was the nave of the collegiate church founded by Harold Godwinson in the late 1050's, which housed a miraculous stone crucifix.
|Wal(t)ham: Bishop of Durham. 3 mills, 5 fisheries, 12 London houses, gate.|
Town; includes Wanstead Flats.
|Wenesteda: Ralph FitzBrian from Bishop of London. Mill, salthouse.|
Now the hamlet of Little Warley and village of Great Warley. Its ruined medieval church has been annexed by Greater London. Little Warley contains Essex Regimental Museum.
|War(e)leia: Humphrey from Bishop of London; Barking Abbey before and after 1066; Swein of Essex. Beehive.|
|Wileia: Eudo the Steward. 12 beehives. 240 sheep.|
|Wella: Ralph and Thorold from Bishop of London.|
Now 2 villages: Wenden Lofts, part of Elmdon, and Wendens Ambo, with a Roman-bricked Norman church.
|Wendena: Richard from William de Warenne; Hugh from Robert Gernon; Amalfrid from Ralph Baynard; a freeman from Geoffrey de Mandeville. Mill. 3 foals.|
|Wemtuna: Westminster Abbey before and after 1066.|
Stone Age and Roman remains.
|Bercolt(a): Goding from Richard FitzGilbert; Roger de Poitou; Richard FitzGilbert. Mill.|
|Westuna: Adelulf from Count Eustace; Hugh de Houdain from Roger Bigot. Mill.|
Part of Greater London; famous football club.
|Hame: Robert Gernon; Ranulf Peverel. 9 mills. 3 cobs, 6 cows with calves, 30 goats.|
Resort on Mersea Island.
|Meresai(a): St. Ouen's Abbey before and after 1066. 11 cobs, 2 foals, 300 sheep.|
|Westrefelda / Witheresfelda: Picot from the king; Stanhard. 2 mills. 40 goats.|
|Watele(a)a: Pointel and Osbern from Bishop of Bayeux; Walter from Swein of Essex; Swein of Essex. 2 fisheries. Cob, foal.|
Wicken (in Wicken Bonhunt)
|Wica: Gilbert FitzThorold. 30 goats.|
|Wi(n)cfort: Pointel Osbern, Teher and FitzThorold from Bishop of Bayeux; William FitzOdo and Maynard from Swein of Essex; Modwin; Ilbod. 3 beehives. 3 cobs, 2 foals.|
Roman-bricked Norman church. 15th century, moated Wickham Hall.
|Wicham: Bishop of London before and after 1066. Mill.|
Wickham St. Paul's
|Wica, Wicham: Canons of St. Paul's before and after 1066; Arnold from Richard FitzGilbert. 2 beehives.|
|Widi(n)tuna: St. Valery Abbey; Robert from Robert Gernon; Ranulf Peverel.|
Now the village of Great Wigborough and the area of Little Wigborough, where a Zeppelin raider crashed in 1916.
|Wi(c)gheberga: Barking Abbey before and after 1066; Vitalis from Hamo the Steward; Algar from Ranulf Peverel; Hugh de St. Quentin; the king claims from Hamo the Steward. 6 salthouses. 490 sheep, 3 cobs, 4 foals, 16 cattle.|
Willingale Doe and Spain
Once 2 villages, Willingale Doe and Willingale Spain, named after Norman lords d'Eu and d'Epaignes. Their churches stand side by side.
|Ulinghehala / Willing(h)ehala: Hervey from Count Alan; Warner from Swein of Essex; Ravenot from Ranulf Peverel; Adam son of Durand Malzor. 5 beehives.|
Tiptofts Farm, with its famous 14th century open hall, is still working.
|Wimbeis: Ralph Baynard, formerly a free woman. 4 beehives.|
|Witham: Peter the Sheriff from the king; Richard from Count Eustace; Hugh from Robert Gernon; Modwin. 2 mills, 3 beehives. 150 pigs.|
Quay on River Colne opposite Fingrinhoe, to which the ferry sails. Restored church.
|Wiunhou: Nigel from Robert Gernon. Mill. 20 goats.|
Pre-Conquest dairy farms existed here. The priory, founded in Henry I's reign was dissolved by Cardinal Wolsey.
|Wica: Roger from Hugh de Montfort, formerly Queen Edith; Walter the Deacon, formerly Queen Edith. 10 beehives.|
|Wdefort: Canons of Waltham before and after 1066. Mill.|
Edwin's Hall, home of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York, 1619.
|Udeham: Henry de Ferrers. Mill. 28 cattle, 15 cobs, 300 sheep, 100 pigs, 35 goats.|
Woodham Mortimer Hall where Dr Peter Chamberlain, Physician in Ordinary to James I, Charles I and Charles II, lived.
|Wdeham: Pointel from Ralph Baynard, formerly Leofeva, a woman. 2 mills, 13 beehives. 6 asses.|
Woolston Hall, c.1600, in Chigwell.
|Ulfelmestune: King's land.|
Hundreds of Roman urns were discovered here in the 19th century.
|Widemondefort: Ilger from Robert Gernon. Mill, fishery, 7 beehives. 33 cattle, 200 sheep, 47 goats.|
|Wrabenasa: St. Edmund's Abbey before and after 1066. Mill, salthouse, 5 beehives. 2 foals, 200 sheep.|
Excavations at its moated site, 'King John's Castle', revealed traces of 13th, 14th and 15th century buildings.
|Wiretala / -tela / Writa / -tela: King's land; Bishop of Hereford. 2 mills. 318 sheep, 172 pigs, 9 cobs, 5 foals, 40 cattle.|