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North Weald Bassett

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"WEALD (NORTH), a parish partly in the hundred of HARLOW, but chiefly in that of ONGAR, county of ESSEX, 3¼ miles (N. E. by E.) from Epping, containing, with the hamlets of Hastingwood and Thornwood, 827 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £13. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Bishop of London. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew." [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

  • North Weald Bassett was a member of the Onger Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • North Weald Bassett was a member of the Epping Poor Law Union