Wickford  Essex


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

WICKFORD, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Billericay district, Essex. The village stands on the river Crouch, 4 miles N by E of Pitsea r. station; is an ancient place; and has a post-office under Chelmsford. The parish comprises 1,758 acres. Real property, £3,426. Pop., 462. Houses, 105. ...

The property is divided among a few. W. Hall is a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £393.* Patron, R. B. Berens, Esq. The church is old but good; and there is an Independent chapel.—The sub-district contains 7 parishes and a chapelry. Acres, 16,040. Pop., 2,061. Houses, 415.

Wickford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th July 2019

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