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Barnston, or Bimston, Essex

Historical Description

Barnston, or Bimston, a parish in Essex, on the river Chelmer, 2 miles SE of Dunmow station on the G.E.R., and 7¼ WSW of Braintree. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office at Dunmow. Acreage, 1349; population of the civil parish, 166; of the ecclesiastical, 147. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; gross value, £314 with residence. The church is Norman. The parish is very ancient, and is mentioned in the Domesday Survey.

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.

Ancient CountyEssex 
Poor Law unionDunmow 

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