In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Roxwell like this:
ROXWELL, a parish, with a village, in Chelmsford district, Essex; on the river Chelmer, 4½ miles W by N of Chelmsford r. station. It has a post-office under Chelmsford. Acres, 4, 755. Real property, £5, 879. Pop., 986. Houses, 183. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Lord Petre. Skreens is the seat of T. W. Bramston, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £250.* Patron, New College, Oxford. The church wasrepaired and enlarged in 1854. There are a national school, and charities £28.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Roxwell, in Chelmsford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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