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Littlebury

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"LITTLEBURY, a parish in the hundred of UTTLESFORD, county of ESSEX, 2 miles (W.N. W.) from Saffron-Walden, containing 766 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the jurisdiction of the Commissary of Essex and Herts, concurrently with the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of London, rated in the king's books at £10. 2.1., and in the patronage of the Rector; the rectory is a sinecure, rated in the king's books at £26. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Ely. The church, which is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, stands within the area of an ancient encampment. On Chapel green was formerly a chapel of ease. In 1585, Dame Jane Bradbury bequeathed land and houses for the instruction of all children born in the parish." [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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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Littlebury was a member of the Uttlesford Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law