In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tilty like this:
TILTY, a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; 3¾ miles NNW of Dunmow, and 4½ E of Elsenham r. station. Post town, Dunmow, under Chelmsford. Acres, 1,040. Real property, £1,278. Pop., 83. Houses, 20. A Cistertian abbey was founded here in 1152, by the Earl of Derby; and was given, at the dissolution, to Lord Andley. The living is a donative in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £100.* Patron, Viscount Maynard. The church was part of the abbey, and is decorated English.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tilty, in Uttlesford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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