Upminster, Essex

Historical Description

Upminster, a parish, with a pleasant village and three hamlets in Essex, with a station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway, 3 ½ miles SE from Romford. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Romford. Acreage, 3375; population, 1409. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Upminster Hall, the property of the Branfill family, is an ancient timbered mansion dating from the reign of Henry VI. Other chief residences are Gaynes Park and Hill Place, both modern mansions in the Elizabethan style, standing in their own grounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £847 with residence. The church, which was partly rebuilt in 1862, is a building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and western tower. It contains many ancient brasses and memorials, and a font of the Perpendicular period. There is a Congregational chapel. Derham, the author of " Physico-Theology," was rector.

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


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Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Upminster St. Lawrence
Hundred Chafford
Poor Law union Romford

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