Great Sampford  Essex


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

SAMPFORD (Great), a village and a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex. The village stands on the river Pant, 3¾ miles N E by N of Thaxted, and 5¾ S w of Birdbrook r. station; and has a post-office under Braintree, and a fair on Whit-Monday. The parish comprises 2, 224 acres. ...

Real property, £4, 119. Pop., 865. Houses, 192. The manor appears on record as a domain of Edward the Confessor. The manufacture ofstraw plait is carried on. The living is a vicarage, united with Hempstead, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £255. Patron, Lady Eustace. The church is ancient. There are a Baptist chapel and charities £7.

Great Sampford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd May 2022

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