In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Sampford like this:
SAMPFORD (Little), a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex; on the river Pant, 3½ miles E N E of Thaxted, and 6¼ S S W of Birdbrook r. station. Post-town, Finchingfield, under Braintree. Acres, 1, 990. Real property, £3, 878. Pop., 477. Houses, 100. S. Hall is the seat of Sir W. Brown, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £494.* Patron, New College, Oxford. The church consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with tower and spire. Charities, £13.
Little Sampford is now part of Uttlesford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Uttlesford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Little Sampford itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Little Sampford, in Uttlesford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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