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Runwell

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"RUNWELL, a parish in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 5 miles (N. W.) from Rayleigh, containing 307 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £13, and in the patronage of Vicesimus Knox, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The Crouch river is navigable from the sea to this place." [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 and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Runwell was a member of the Chelmsford Poor Law Union