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"STANFORD-le-HOPE, a parish in the hundred of BARSTABLE, county of ESSEX, l½ mile (S. E. by E.) from Horndon on the Hill, containing 301 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £12. 19. 9½., and in the patronage of Sir H. Fetherstonhaugh, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. Margaret. The parish is bounded on the south by a portion of the Thames, called the Hope." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

"NICHOLAS (ST.), a chapelry in the parish of STANFORD-le-HOPE, hundred of BARSTABLE, county of ESSEX. Four almshouses were endowed, with about £6 per annum, by Ralph Finch." [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

  • Stanford-le-Hope was a member of the Barstable Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Stanford-le-Hope was a member of the Orsett Poor Law Union