Ingatestone  Essex


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

INGATESTONE, a small town, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Chelmsford district, Essex. The town stands on the Eastern Counties railway, 5 miles NE of Brentwood; is but partly in Ingatestone parish, more largely in Fryerning parish; took its name from the words " ing, " "atte, " " stone, " signifying "the meadow at the mile stone, " is supposed to be on a Roman road, at a spot where a mile stone stood; was, at one time, a place of much importance, with a considerable market; consists now chiefly of one street; and has a railway station, a head post office, ‡ a good inn, gas works, a church, an independent chapel, alms houses, and a cattle fair on 1 and 2 Dec. ...

The church has a lofty brick tower, and contains monuments of the Petre family. The almshouses were founded in 1157, for 12 poor Roman Catholics, by Sir William Petre, Bart.; and rebuilt in 1840, by Lord Petre.—The parish comprises 2, 678 acres. Real property, £5, 023. Pop., 882. Houses, 200. The property is divided among a few. Ingatestone Hall is a very ancient irregular edifice; was formerly a seat of the Petre family; is now occupied by several Roman Catholic families; and has attached to it a Roman Catholic chapel. The Hyde is the seat of the Disneys. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Buttsbury, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £561.* Patron, Lord Petre.—The sub-district contains eleven parishes. Acres, 27, 534. Pop., 6, 573. Houses, 1, 405.

Ingatestone through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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