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Widford

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"WIDFORD, a parish in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 1 mile (S. W.) from Chelmsford, containing 118 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £8. W. Harding, Esq. was patron in 1814. The church, dedicated to St. Maiy, is partly in the early, and partly in the decorated, style of English architecture; it is situated on the west side of the high road from London to Chelmsford." [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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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Widford was a member of the Chelmsford Poor Law Union