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Broomfield

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“BROOMFIELD, a parish in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 2½ miles (N.) from Chelmsford, containing 624 inhabitants.. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £7. 13. 4., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of London; The church is dedicated to St. Mary.” [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

  • Broomfield was a member of the Chelmsford Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Broomfield was a member of the Chelmsford Poor Law Union