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“CHIGWELL, a parish in the hundred of ONGAR, county of ESSEX, 6 miles (S.) from Epping, and 12 (N. E.) from London, containing 1696 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £18, and in the patronage of the Prebendary of St. Pancras' in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure, ........ [More]” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Chigwell Row and Hainault are places within this parish



  • 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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Historical Geography

  • Chigwell was a member of the Onger Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Chigwell was a member of the Epping Poor Law Union