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South Weald

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“BROOK-STREET, a hamlet in. the parish of SOUTH, WEALD, hundred of CHAFFORD, county of ESSEX, l ½ mile (W. S. W.) from Brentwood. The population is returned with the parish. A free chapel and an hospital for a master and various poor lepers, were established some time previously to the 20th of Edward I., and dedicated, to St. John the Baptist.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Bentley - a place within this parish

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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

  • South Weald was a member of the Chafford Hundred

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ568943 (Lat/Lon: 51.625674, 0.263858), South Weald which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • South Weald was a member of the Billericay Poor Law Union