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Barnston

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“BARNSTON, a parish in the hundred of DUNMOW, county of ESSEX, 2¼ miles (S. E.) from Great Dunmow, containing 218 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £13, and in the patronage of J. Toke, Esq. The steeple of the church was destroyed by lightning in 1665.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Census

  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex
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Church History

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Barnston was a member of the Dunmow Hundred

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL644195 (Lat/Lon: 51.849887, 0.385449), Barnston which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Barnston was a member of the Dunmow Poor Law Union