Snaresbrook  Essex


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

SNARESBROOK, a village in Wanstead parish, Essex; in Epping forest, adjacent to the Ongar railway, 7½ miles NE of St. Paul's, London. It has a station, with telegraph, on the railway The Infant orphan asylum, for 700 children, and the Merchant Seamen's orphan asylum, for 130 boys and 75 girls, are here; the former built in 1843, the latter in 1862-3. The latter stands on a plot of 20 acres; exhibits a splendour of architecture almost palatial; and is capable of such extension as to accommodate 400 children.

Additional information about this locality is available for Wanstead

Snaresbrook through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th November 2020

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