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"UPMINSTER, a parish in the hundred of CHAFFORD, county of ESSEX, 4 miles (E. S. E.) from Romford, containing 952 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £26. 13. 4," and in the patronage of W. Holden, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence. There is a place of worship for Independents. In the neighbourhood are many genteel residences: here is also a mineral spring. Dr. Derham, author of "Physico-Theology," &c., was rector of the parish from 1689 to 1735." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Harold Wood - 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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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Upminster was a member of the Chafford Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Upminster 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 TQ560865 (Lat/Lon: 51.555818, 0.248846), Upminster which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Upminster was a member of the Romford Poor Law Union