In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Halstead like this:
Halstead.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., E. Essex, on river Colne, 16 miles NW. of Colchester and 55¾ NE. of London -- par., 5631 ac., pop. 6701; town, pop. 5804; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday; contains the Halstead Paper Mills; 1 mile S. of the town is the seat of Hallstead Lodge.
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 Halstead has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Braintree. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Halstead and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Halstead, in Braintree and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th February 2017
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