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"LAMBOURNE, a parish in the hundred of ONGAR, county of ESSEX, 5 miles (S. by E.) from Epping, containing 729 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £14, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Mary and All Saints, contains a monument to the memory of Thomas Winniffe, Bishop of Lincoln in the seventeenth century. Spencer, the warlike Bishop of Norwich, who put down Ket's rebellion, lived here; the square intrenchment called Bishop's Moat, each side of which extends two hundred yards, encompassed his residence, and still remains." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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  • 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

  • Lambourne was a member of the Onger Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Lambourne was a member of the Onger Poor Law Union