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Chingford

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“CHINGFORD, a parish in the hundred of WALTHAM, county of ESSEX, 9 ½ miles (N. N. E.) from London, containing 837 inhabitants. The living is a rectory in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £14. 5. 5., and in the patronage of J. Heathcote, Esq. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a small building of flint and stone, with a low tower; it is in the later style of English architecture, and much overgrown with ivy. This parish lies on the border of Epping Forest, in which there is a house termed Queen Elizabeth's Lodge, where the courts under the forest laws are held. A day and a Sunday school are supported by subscription.” [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

  • Chingford was a member of the Waltham Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Chingford was a member of the Epping Poor Law Union