In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bardfield Saling like this:
BARDFIELD-SALING, or Little Saling, a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; 5 miles NW by W of Braintree r. station. Post Town, Saling, under Braintree. Acres, 1,111. Real property, £1,757. Pop., 356. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. The living is a donative in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £75. Patron, W. Sandle, Esq. The church is good. Charities, £7.
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 Bardfield Saling 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 Bardfield Saling and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bardfield Saling, in Braintree and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th May 2013
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