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West Hanningfield

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"HANNINGFIELD (WEST), a parish in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 6 miles (S. W.) from Danbury, containing 468 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, with which the rectory of South Hanningfield was consolidated in 1785, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £16. 13. 4., and in the patronage of Thomas Lowden, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Mary and St. Edward. The inhabitants are supplied with water from a public well four hundred and sixty-two feet deep." [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

  • West Hanningfield was a member of the Chelmsford Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • West Hanningfield was a member of the Chelmsford Poor Law Union