Shalford, Essex

Historical Description

Shalford, a parish, with a small village, in Essex, on the river Pant, 4 ½ miles NNW of Braintree station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Braintree; money order and telegraph office, Wethersfield. Acreage, 2472; population, 633. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor, with Abbots Hall, belongs to the Marriott family. Shalford Hall, Sheering Hall, and Redfants have each their historical interest Shalford Hall and Manor is locally reported to have formed part of the dowry of Anne of Cleves. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £233 with residence. Patrons, the Bishop of St Albans and Dean and Chapter of Bath and Wells alternately. The church, which is an ancient building of flint and stone in the Decorated style, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower and a peal of five bells. It has a brass of 1537, and some ancient tombs and monuments. There is a chapel of ease at Jaspers Green, and a Congregational chapel at Shalford Green.

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 Shalford St. Andrew
Hundred Hinckford
Poor Law union Braintree

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