In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described High Beech like this:
HIGH BEECH, a chapelry in Waltham Abbey parish, Essex; in Epping forest, 2 miles E of the boundary with Middlesex, and 3¼ SE of Waltham r. station. It was constituted in 1836; and its post town is Waltham Abbey, London N. Pop., 531. Houses, 96. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Rochester. Value, not reported. * Patron, the Bishop of Rochcster. The church is modern.
Additional information about this locality is available for Waltham Holy Cross
High Beech is now part of Epping Forest district. Click here for graphs and data of how Epping Forest has changed over two centuries. For statistics about High Beech itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of High Beech, in Epping Forest and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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