Havering atte Bower, Essex
Havering-atte-Bower, a village, a parish, and a liberty in Essex. The village stands 3 ½ miles N by E from Eomford station on the G.E.R., was formerly a borough, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office of the name of Havering, under Romford. The parish comprises 2093 acres; population, 450. The manor belonged to the Saxon kings, was a favourite retreat of Edward the Confessor, and had a royal palace, some remains of which still exist. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £80 with residence. The church is a building of flint in the Decorated style, and contains a very ancient font and a monument by Wyatt to Sir J. Burgess, Bart. Havering Park, Pyrgo, Bower House, and Bedfords are chief residences. The liberty includes the parishes of Romford and Hornchurch.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Havering-Atte-Bower St. John the Evangelist|
|Poor Law union||Romford|
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