In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stebbing like this:
STEBBING, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Dunmow district, Essex. The village stands 3 miles NE by E of Dunmow r. station; dates from at least the time of the Confessor; carries on some malting; and has a post-office under Chelmsford, and a fair on 10 July. The parish comprises 4,301 acres. Real property, £7,589. Pop., 1,346. Houses, 310. The manors belonged anciently to the Peverells and the Ferrers; and belong now to the Earl of Essex and Col. Bingham. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £351.* Patron, Col. Bingham. The church is decorated English, and has a tower and spire. There are chapels for Independents and Quakers, two public schools, and charities £23.The sub-district contains 5 parishes. Acres, 17,307. Pop., 4,956. Houses, 1,138.
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 Stebbing 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 Stebbing and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stebbing, in Uttlesford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st April 2015
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