Open a form to report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Ingatestone

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Ingatestone

Primary tabs

"INGATESTONE, a parish (formerly a market-town) in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 6 miles (S. W.) from Chelmsford, and 23 (N. E. by E.) from London, containing 747 inhabitants. This place was anciently called Ing-atte-stone, a name derived from the Saxon word Ing, a meadow, and a Roman military column which stood here. The town, which extends into the adjoining parish of Fryerning, is lighted with oil, by subscription. A considerable market was formerly held for cattle, but within the last sixty years it has been entirely discontinued: there is a large fair for Scotch and Welch cattle on the 1st and 2nd of December. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £16. 13. 4., and in the patronage of Lord Petre. The church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, has a lofty embattled tower of brick at the west end: adjoining the chancel is a sepulchral chapel belonging to the Petre family, which contains several handsome monuments, especially a fine altar-tomb to the memory of Sir William Petre, Treasurer to Edward VI., and his lady, with their statues in Parian marble; and a sumptuous monument for John, the first Lord Petre, with his lady. There is a place of worship for Independents. An almshouse for seven men and three women was founded and endowed by Sir William Petre, in 1557." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
topup

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
topup

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Ingatestone which are provided by:

topup

Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Ingatestone to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

topup

Historical Geography

  • Ingatestone was a member of the Chelmsford Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Ingatestone has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

topup
topup

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Ingatestone was a member of the Chelmsford Poor Law Union
topup