Place:


Bowers Gifford  Essex

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bowers Gifford like this:

BOWERS-GIFFORD, a parish in Billericay district, Essex; on the Tilbury and Southend railway, 1½ mile E of Pitsea station, and 7 SE of Billericay. It includes part of Canvey island; and has a post office under Chelmsford. Acres, 2,606. Real property, £3,768 Pop., 259. Houses, 48. The property is divided among a few. Bowers Hall is the seat of Mrs. Curtis. Much of the land is marshy. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £564.* Patron, the Rev. Horace Roberts. The church is tolerable.

Bowers Gifford through time

Bowers Gifford is now part of Basildon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Basildon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bowers Gifford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bowers Gifford, in Basildon and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6548

Date accessed: 26th April 2017


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