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Pirgo or Pyrgo, Essex

Historical Description

Pirgo or Pyrgo, a place in Havering-atte-Bower parish, Essex, 3½ miles N by E of Romford. The queens of England had anciently a palace here, and Jane, queen of Henry IV., died here. A modern mansion of brick and stone in the Classic style now occupies the site of the palace. It is surrounded by an extensive and beautiful park, and retains the ancient name.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Essex is available to browse.

The Essex pages from the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 is online.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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