Berden  Essex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Berden like this:

BERDEN, or Berdon, a parish in the district of Bishop-Stortford, and county of Essex; 4½ miles NW of Elsenham r. station, and 6 N by W of Bishop-Stortford. It has a post office under Bishop-Stortford. Acres, 1,771.-Real property, £2,856. Pop., 414. Houses, 82. The property is divided among a few. ...

A small Augustinian priory was founded here in the reign of Henry III.; was given, at the dissolution, to Henry Parker; and passed to the hospitals of Christchurch, Bridewell, and St. Thomas. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £170.* Patron, Christ's Hospital. The church is ancient. The Rev. Joseph Mede, author of the "Clavis Apocalyptica," was a native.

Berden through time

Berden is now part of Uttlesford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Uttlesford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Berden itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Berden, in Uttlesford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd October 2019

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