Aveley, Essex

Historical Description

Aveley, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands adjacent to the Purfleet station of the London, Tilbury, and Sonthend railway, near the Thames, 7 miles SE of Romford. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Pur-fleet (S.O.), and was formerly a market-town. The parish comprises 2954 acres of land and 127 of water; population, 1020. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £317. Patron, the Bishop. The church is very old. There are a Congregational chapel and some almshouses. Belhus is a fine old mansion standing in a park about 3 miles in circumference.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Aveley St. Michael
Hundred Chafford
Poor Law union Orsett

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