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Great Chesterford

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“CHESTERFORD (GREAT), a parish (formerly a market-town) in the hundred of UTTLESFORD, county of ESSEX, 4 miles (N. W. by N.) from Saffron-Walden, containing 755 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, with the rectory of Little Chesterford annexed, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £10, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the alternate patronage of the Crown and the Marquis of Bristol. The church, dedicated to All Saints,  ..............[More]” [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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Historical Geography

  • Great Chesterford was a member of the Uttlesford Hundred

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