Little Bardfield, Essex

Historical Description

Bardfield, Little, a village and a parish in Dunmow union, Essex, on the south bank of the river Blackwater, 10 miles E by N from Elsenham station on the G.E.R., and 10 NW from Braintree. Acreage, 1808; population of the civil parish, 268; of the ecclesiastical, 293. Post town, Braintree; money order and telegraph office, Great Bardfield. The living is a donative in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £78. The church is a small but very ancient building of flint, consisting of chancel, nave, and south aisle, with an embattled western tower. There are five endowed almshouses.

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 Little Bardfield St. Catherine
Hundred Freshwell
Poor Law union Dunmow

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