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Takeley

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"TAKELEY, a parish in the hundred of UTTLESFORD, county of ESSEX, 2¾ miles (S. E. by E.) from Stansted-Mountfitchet, containing 1134 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, 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 £11, and in the patronage of the Bishop of London. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. There is a place, of worship for Independents. A small priory was founded here, in the reign of Henry I., as a cell to the abbey of St.Valery in Picardy." [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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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Takeley was a member of the Dunmow Poor Law Union