Havering  Essex


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

HAVERING-ATTE-BOWER, a village, a parish, and a liberty, in Romford district, Essex. The village stands near Hainault forest, 3½ miles N by E of Romford r. station; was formerly a borough; and has a post office, of the name of Havering, under Romford, London E. The parish comprises 4, 290 acres. ...

Real property, £3, 844. Pop., 429. Houses, 89. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Saxon kings; was a favourite retreat of Edward the Confessor; and had a royal palace, some remains of which still exist. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £75.* Patron, W. P. Barnes, Esq. The church is supposed to have been the chapel of the royal palace; was restored in 1836; and contains a very ancient font, and a monument, by Wyatt, to Sir J. Burgess, Bait., and some new splendid tablets. There is an endowed school, with £10 a year.-The liberty contains also the parishes of Romford and Hornchurch. Acres, 15, 972. Pop. in 1851, 8, 669; in 1861, 9, 260. Houses, 1,829.

Havering through time

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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