Shenfield  Essex


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

SHENFIELD, a village and a parish in Billericay district, Essex. The village stands near the Eastern Counties railway, 1 mile NE of Brentwood; and dates from at least the time of Edward the Confessor. The parish comprises 2,397 acres. Post town, Brentwood. Rated property, £7,316. Pop. in 1851, 938; in 1861, 1,149. ...

Houses, 229. The property is much subdivided. The manor of Fitzwalters was formerly held on the tenure of presenting gilt spurs at the king's coronation. Roman antiquities have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £580.* Patron, Countess Cowper. The church is very ancient; was restored in 1863, and enlarged in 1867. National schools were built in 1865. Charities, £3.

Shenfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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