In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ramsden Bellhouse like this:
RAMSDEN-BELLHOUSE, a parish, with a village, in Billericay district, Essex; adjacent to the river Crouch, 2¾ miles E by S of Billericay, and 4¾ N by W of Pitsea r. station. It has a post-office, of the name of Ramsden-Heath, under Ingatestone. Acres, 2, 685. Real property, £2, 917. Pop., 430. Houses, 102. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Stock-Harward, in the diocese of Rochester. The church is ancient but good, and has a tower and spire.
Ramsden Bellhouse is now part of Basildon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Basildon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ramsden Bellhouse itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ramsden Bellhouse, in Basildon and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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