Stratford  Essex


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

STRATFORD, a town, a ward, and three chapelries, in West Ham parish, Essex. The town stands on the river Lea, on the Roman road to Colchester, and on the Great Eastern railway, at a radiation of railway lines, 4½ miles E of St. Paul's, London; had a mitred Cistertian abbey, founded in 1135 by W. ...

de Montfitchet, and now represented by considerable remains; was the place where Henry VIII. confined the Countess of Salisbury; witnessed the martyrdom of 13 men and 2 women in the time of Queen Mary; was the birth-place, in 1692, of the naturalist G. Edwards; carries on industry in flour-mills, print-works, chemical-works, distilleries, and other establishments; publishes a weekly newspaper; communicates by a bridge with Stratford-le-Bow; and has a post-office‡ under London E, a r. station with telegraph, a police station, a town hall built in 1868, workmen's hall and club-rooms built in 1865, three churches built in 1833, 1851, and 1865, an Independent chapel built in 1866, Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, and industrial, national, and British schools.-The ward is regarded as conterminate with the town, forms a sub-district of West Ham district, and is sometimes called Stratford-Langthorne. Real property, £43,863; of which £1,117 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 10,586; in 1861, 15,994. Houses, 2,773.-The chapelries are St. John, Christchurch, and St. Paul. The livings are vicarages in the diocese of Rochester. Value of St. J., £310; of£130; of St. P., £300. Patron of St. J., the Vicar of West Ham; of and St. P., Trustees.

Stratford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th October 2021

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