Woodham Ferrers  Essex


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

WOODHAM-FERRIS, a parish, with a village, in Chelmsford district, Essex; 6 miles SW of Maldon r. station. It has a post-office under Chelmsford. Acres, 4,481. Real property, £5,868. Pop., 947. Houses, 192. The manor belongs to Lord Rayleigh. Burketts Hall is the seat ofE. Hamilton, Esq. A mansion of Archbishop Sandys was here, and part of it is still standing. ...

A black priory was founded at Bicknacre, in the time of Henry III. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £950. Patron, Sir B. W. Bridges, Bart. The church is good; and there are Independent and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £65.

Woodham Ferrers through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 06th December 2021

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