Stanford Rivers, Essex
Stanford Rivers, a parish, with two hamlets known as Little End and Toot Hill, in Essex, 3 miles SW by S of Ongar station on the G.E.R. It contains Ongar Workhouse, and has a post office under Romford ½ money order office, Passingford Bridge; telegraph office, Ongar. Acreage, 4414; population, 982. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the baronet family of Cunliffe-Smith. Littlebury, now a farmhouse, was formerly a manor house of considerable importance, and was held for some time by the Rivers family, who gave their name to the parish, and are said to have built the present church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £616. Patron, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is a plain but ancient building chiefly in the "Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, and a western tower of wood with spire. It has several ancient brasses and some memorials of the Petres and Stuarts. There is a Congregational chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Stanford-Rivers St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Ongar|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stanford Rivers from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Stanford-Rivers (St. Mary))
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 Stanford Rivers are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Essex online: