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Great Maplestead

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"MAPLESTEAD (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of HINCKFORD, county of ESSEX, 2¼ miles (N. by W.) from Halstead, containing 428 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Middlesex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £8.3. 4. J. Judd, Esq. was patron in 1797. The church, dedicated to St. Giles, has a chapel attached to the south side, belonging to the proprietor of Dynes hall, and containing two costly monuments of the family of Deane, its former possessors." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]


  • 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

  • Great Maplestead was a member of the Hinckford Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Great Maplestead was a member of the Halstead Poor Law Union