Netteswell, Essex

Historical Description

Netteswell or Nettleswell, a parish, with a village, in Essex, 1 mile S of Burnt Mill station on the G.E.R., 2 miles S of the river Stort at the boundary with Herts, 2 SSW of Harlow, and 5 N from Epping. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office of the name of Netteswell Cross, under Harlow. Acreage, 1552; population, 555. The manor was given by Harold II. to Waltham Abbey, and now belongs to the Phelips family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £135 with residence. The church, which is a small plain building of stone, consists of nave and chancel, with wooden turret and spire, and it contains some curious ornamental brickwork and some ancient brasses.

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
Hundred Harlow
Poor Law union Epping

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