In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broxted like this:
BROXTED, a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; on the river Chelmer, 4 miles E of Elsenham r. station, and 5 NW of Dunmow. Post Town, Great Easton, under Dunmow. Acres, 3,149. Real property, £4,131. Pop., 935. Houses, 219. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £170.* Patron, R. B. de Beauvoir.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Broxted has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Uttlesford. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Broxted and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broxted, in Uttlesford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th November 2014
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