Great Chesterford  Essex


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

CHESTERFORD (Great), a village and a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex. The village stands at the verge of the county, on the river Granta, adjacent to the Eastern Counties railway, 4 miles NNW of Saffron-Walden; and has a station, of the name of Chesterford, on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Great Chesterford, under Saffron-Walden. ...

It formerly was a market-town; and it still has a fair on 1 July. A Roman station was here; and Roman roads went hence to Chelmsford, Cambridge, and Ixworth. Traces of Roman walls exist; vestiges of a Roman villa and a Roman temple were recently discovered; and many Roman coins, urns, and other relics have been found. The parish comprises 3, 030 acres. Real property, £5, 082. Pop., 1, 027. Houses, 215. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Little Chesterford, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £427.* Patron, the Marquis of Bristol. The church is large and good; had a chantry, founded by W. Howden; and contains two brasses. An endowed school has £41 a year; and other charities £99.

Great Chesterford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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