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Chadwell St Mary, Essex

Historical Description

Chadwell St Mary, a parish in Essex, on the Thames and on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway, 2¼ miles E of Grays railway station, and 2¼ S of Orsett. It has a post office under Grays; money order office, West Tilbury; telegraph office, Grays. Acreage, 1879; population, 3391. Chalk caves occur here called Daneholds and Cunobelin's gold mines. Tilbury Fort, of which the rector of Chadwell St Mary is H.M. acting chaplain, is partly within, and Tilbury station is wholly within, the border. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £233 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint faced with stone chiefly in the Decorated style, and the interior is elaborately and finely decorated. A large organ has been recently erected. The Tilbury docks in this parish are described under TILBURY.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ecclesiastical parishChadwell St. Mary 
Poor Law unionOrsett 

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Postal districtRM16
Post TownGrays