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Billericay

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Billericay is a small market town, and a separate parish for ecclesiastial purposes, but for civil purposes within the parish of Great Burstead, and the hundred of Barstable, and the head of a union of Billericay for 24 parishes.. it is in Rochester diocese, Essex Archdenconry, and denrery of Banrstable, and in the Brentwood count court and Police district. It is situated on a Eminence at the junctionof the road from London to Rochford and Southend Southend, and that from Chelmsford to the ferry over the Thames at Tilbury: 6 miles from Brentwood station 23 miles north-east from Whitechapel church, 16 1/2 north-west from Rochford, 15 north from Tilbury, and 18 north-west from Southend.
[Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1862]

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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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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Billericay has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ673949 (Lat/Lon: 51.628043, 0.415695), Billericay which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Billericay was a member of the Billericay Poor Law Union