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Harlow is a railway and telegraph station on the Eastern Counties (Cambridge) railway, on the borders of Hartfordshire. It is in the Hundred of Harlow, Epping union, Rochester disocese, Essex archdeaconry, and Harlow deanery, and is in the Bishop Stortford county court district, South Essex; it is 26 1/2 miles by rail from London and 23 by road, 7 miles north-west of Onger, 6 miles south of Bishop Stortford, and about 5 1/2 miles north of Epping, 10 miles north-east of Chestunt, 12 miles west of Hertford and Ware, 21 1/2 miles south from Cambridge and 18 miles west of Chelmsford."
[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

  • Harlow was a member of the Harlow Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Harlow was a member of the Epping Poor Law Union