West Tilbury, Essex

Historical Description

Tilbury, West, a parish in Essex, near Low Street station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway, and extending south-westward to the Thames at Tilbury Fort. It has a post and money order office under Tilbury; telegraph office, Tilbury. Acreage, 1866; population, 539. A min-oral spring was discovered in 1727. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; commuted value, £556 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, N porch, and an embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan Methodist chapel. Archbishop Laud was rector.

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 West Tilbury St. James
Hundred Chafford
Poor Law union Orsett

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