Shellow Bowells, Essex

Historical Description

Shellow Bowells (formerly Shellow Boville), a village and a parish in Essex, 6 miles NE of Ongar station on the G.E.R. Post town and money order office, Willingale Doe; telegraph office, Boxwell-Chelmsford. Acreage, 469; population, 107. The manor belongs to the Bramston family. The living is a rectory, annexed to Willingale Doe, in the diocese of St. Albans. The church is a brick building, erected in 1754, consisting of chancel and nave, in good repair, with wooden belfry.

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 Shellow-Bowels St. Peter and St. Paul
Hundred Dunmow
Poor Law union Ongar

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