UK Genealogy Archives logo

Black Notley, Essex

Historical Description

Notley, Black, a very ancient village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the river Brain, 1½ mile NNW of Bulford station on the Maldon, Witham, and Braintree branch of the G.E.R., and 1½ S by E of Braintree. The parish contains also the hamlets of Row Green and Slamondsey or Slamsey, and its post town and money order and telegraph office is Braintree. Acreage, 2309; population of the civil parish, 658; of the ecclesiastical, 642. Oaklands is a modern mansion standing in its own grounds near to the high road. Many antiquities, including copper, brass, and glazed vessels, have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £290. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is a small building of flint and stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, organ chamber, S porch, and an octagonal shingled spire; it was restored in 1879 at a cost of £3000. Bishop Bedell and the naturalist John Ray were natives.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBlack Notley St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionBraintree 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Black Notley from the following:

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.


Online maps of Black Notley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Essex online:

Postal districtCM77
Post TownBraintree