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Cranham, a parish containing a few scattered houses, pleasantly situated about 4 miles from Romford railway station, 1 mile from Upminster, and 2 miles from Hornchurch. It is in the Chafford hundred and Romford union. Population in 1861 was 341"
[Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1862]


  • 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

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • Cranham was a member of the Chafford Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Cranham was a member of the Romford Poor Law Union