In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wimbish like this:
WIMBISH, a parish, with Thunderley hamlet, in Saffron-Walden district, Essex; 4¼ miles SE of Saffron-Walden r. station. Post town, Saffron-Walden. Acres, 4,862. Real property, £6,203. Pop., 939. Houses, 195. The property is much subdivided. The living is a double vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Rev. H. H. Beamish. The church is good; and there is a parochial school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wimbish, in Uttlesford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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