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Tilty, Essex

Historical Description

Tilty, a parish in Essex, 3½ miles NNW of Dunmow, and 4½ E of Elsenham station on the G.E.R. main line. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Dunmow, under Chelmsford. Acreage, 1069; population of the civil parish, 81; of the ecclesiastical, 212. A Cistercian abbey was. founded here in 1152 by the Earl of Derby, and was given at the dissolution to Lord Audley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £185. The church was part of the abbey, and is an edifice of rubble in the Decorated and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and a western tower with cupola.

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 parishTilty St. Mary 
Poor Law unionDunmow 

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCM6
Post TownDunmow