Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WALTHAM-CROSS

WALTHAM-CROSS, a chapelry, with a village, in Cheshunt parish, Herts; on the Eastern Counties railway, 1¼ mile S of Cheshunt. It was constituted in 1855; it has a head post-office,‡ and a r. station with telegraph; and it takes its suffix -name from an Eleanor cross, erected by Edward I., restored in 1721 and 1757 by the Society of Antiquaries, and re-restored in 1833 by W. B. Clarke. Rated property, £.28,992. Pop., 2,029. Houses, 391. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £140. Patron, the Vicar of Cheshunt.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a chapelry, with a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Cheshunt AP/CP       Hertfordshire AncC
Place: Waltham Cross

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