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Gosfield

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"GOSFIELD, a parish in the hundred of HINCKFORD, county of ESSEX, 2¾ miles (W. S. W.) from Halstead, containing 598 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £8, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty. The Duke of Buckingham was patron in 1782. The church is dedicated to St. Catherine. A portion of Gosfieldhall exhibits a good specimen of the domestic style of architecture prevalent in the reign of Henry VIII." [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

  • Gosfield was a member of the Hinckford Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Gosfield was a member of the Halstead Poor Law Union