Downham  Essex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Downham like this:

DOWNHAM, a parish in Billericay district, Essex; near the river Crouch, 4 miles E of Billericay, and 5 N of Pitsea r. station. Post town, Wickford, under Chelmsford. Acres, 2, 223. Real property, £3, 047. Pop., 247. Houses, 52. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £402.* Patron, R. B. Berens, Esq. The church has a square embattled tower, and is good.

Downham through time

Downham is now part of Chelmsford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chelmsford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Downham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Downham, in Chelmsford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th December 2018

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