High Laver, Essex

Historical Description

Laver, High, a parish in Essex, 4 miles N by W of Ongar station, and 4 ½ SE by E of Harlow stations on the G.E.R. Post town, Ongar; money order and telegraph office, Matching Green, under Harlow. Acreage, 1891; population, 505. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £330. The church is a plain low building, with tile roof, brick tower, and wooden spire, and contains a brass of 1500. The churchyard contains the grave of the philosopher John Locke, who resided in the parish during most of the last fourteen years of his life, and died at Oates Manor House, then the seat of Sir Francis Masham. There is a chapel of ease at Matching Green, and there is also a Wesleyan chapel.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish High Laver All Saints
Hundred Ongar
Poor Law union Ongar

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