Great Burstead, Essex
Burstead, Great, a parish in Essex, surrounding the town of Billericay, and including it for civil purposes; but the town is a separate ecclesiastical parish. The parish is 1 ½ mile S of Billericay station on the G.E.R., and 7 miles W from Brentwood, under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Billericay. Acreage, 3709; population of the civil parish, 1962; of the ecclesiastical, 538. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £159 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of St Albans. The vicarage of Billericay is a separate benefice. The church is an old building of rubble in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, and there is a Particular Baptist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Burstead St. Mary Magdalene|
|Poor Law union||Billericay|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Great Burstead from the following:
Online maps of Great Burstead are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (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: