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Mashbury, Essex

Historical Description

Mashbury, a village and a parish in Essex, 5½ miles NW of Chelmsford station on the G.E.R. Post town, Chelms-ford; money order office, High Easter; telegraph office, Great Waltham. Acreage, 898; population of the civil parish, 154; of the ecclesiastical, with Chignall, 357. Mash-bnry Hall and Mashbury House are farmhouses. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Chignall, in the diocese of St Albans; joint gross value, £430. The church is a small but ancient building of rubble of the Norman period. The belfry, injured by lightning in 1872, was rebuilt in 1890.

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 unionChelmsford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCM1
Post TownChelmsford