In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rawreth like this:
RAWRETH, a parish in Rochford district, Essex; near the river Crouch, 2½ miles N W of Rayleigh, and 5 N E of Pitsea r. station. Post-town, Battle-Bridge, under Chelmsford. Acres, 2, 377. Real property, £4,023. Pop., 386. Houses, 75. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £660.* Patron, Pembroke College, Cambridge. The church is good.
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 Rawreth has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Rochford. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Rawreth and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rawreth, in Rochford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th January 2015
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