"STURMER, a parish in the hundred of HINCKFORD, county of ESSEX, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Clare, containing 311 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, 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 £8. 10., and in the patronage of the Duke of Rutland. Sturmer, though now an obscure place, was formerly of considerable importance: it extended into the counties of Suffolk and Cambridge, and also included Haverhill and Kedington, then hamlets, but now distinct parishes, each exceeding it both in extent and population." [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
- A full list of Essex churches
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Sturmer to another place.
- Sturmer was a member of the Hinckford Hundred
You can see the administrative areas in which Sturmer has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL698439 (Lat/Lon: 52.067443, 0.475822), Sturmer which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)