Bowers Gifford, Essex

Historical Description

Bowers-Gifford, a parish in Essex, on the London, Tilbury and Southend railway, 1 ½ mile E of Pitsea station, and 7 miles SE of Billericay. It has a post office (S.O.); money order office, South Benfleet; telegraph office, Pitsea station. Acreage, 2472 of land and 21 of water; population, 183. Much of the land is marshy. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £476 with residence. The church is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Essex
Hundred Barstable
Poor Law union Billericay

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Bowers-Gifford (St. Margaret) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Bowers Gifford are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps) (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy). (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Essex online: