Steeple Bumpstead, Essex

Historical Description

Bumpstead, Steeple, a parish in Essex, 2 ½ miles S from Stunner station on the G.E.R., and 8 ½ NE by E of Thaxted. It has a post and money order office under Haverhill, which is the telegraph office. Acreage, 3766; population of the civil parish, 1014; of the ecclesiastical, 972. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £182 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a finely proportioned edifice of flint and brick in the Perpendicular style. There is also a Congregational chapel, rebuilt in 1884. Moyns Park and Bower Hall are country seats in this parish.

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


Ancient County Essex
Hundred Hinckford
Poor Law union Risbridge

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Bumpstead, Steeple, or Bumpstead-at-the-Tower (St. Mary) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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