In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Greenstead Green like this:
GREENSTEAD GREEN, a chapelry in Halstead parish, Essex; 2 miles S of Halstead town and r. station. It was constituted in 1845; and it has a postoffice under Halstead. Pop., 659. Houses, 101. There is a paper mill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £400. * Patron, the Bishop of Rochester. The church was built in 1845; and is a handsome structure, with tower and spire. There are a national school, a servants' training institution, and a lccture hall.
Additional information about this locality is available for Halstead
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Greenstead Green, in Braintree and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th November 2014
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