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.
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Greenstead Green is now part of Braintree district. Click here for graphs and data of how Braintree has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Greenstead Green itself, go to Units and Statistics.
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: 26th March 2017
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