In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Tilbury like this:
TILBURY (West), a parish in Orsett district, Essex; near Low-street r. station, and extending south-westward to the Thames at Tilbury Fort. It has a post-office under Romford. Acres, 2,086; of which 255 are water. Real property, £783. Pop., 385. Houses, 57. A mineral spring was discovered in 1727. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £558.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient. Archbishop Land was rector.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Tilbury, in Thurrock and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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