Thaxted  Essex


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

THAXTED, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Dunmow district, Essex. The town stands on the river Chelmer, 6½ miles NE of Elsenham r. station, and 7 SE of Saffron-Walden; was a borough from the time of Mary till 1687; and has a post-office‡ under Chelmsford, a later English church with a spire rebuilt in 1814, three dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £48 a year, national and British schools, alms houses, a town estate £160, other charities nearly £800, a weekly cattle market on Friday, and fairs on the Monday before Whit-Monday, and 10 Aug.—The parish comprises 6,219 acres. ...

Real property, £11,043. Pop. in 1851, 2,556; in 1861, 2,302. Houses, 546. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the Clares; and passed to the Audleys, the Badlesmeres, the Mortimers, and the Cuttses. Horham Hall was built by Sir John Cutts, who died in 1520; is a fine castellated Gothic edifice; and is now the seat of F. G. West, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £460.* Patrons, the Executors of the late Viscount Maynard. Purchas, the author of "the Pilgrim," was a native.—The sub-district contains 6 parishes. Acres, 15,350. Pop., 4,563. Houses, 1,042.

Thaxted through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th September 2020

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