Belchamp St Paul is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Other places in the parish include: Hall Field.

Alternative names: Belchamp St Pauls

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ashen
  • Little Yeldham
  • Cavendish, Suffolk
  • Belchamp Otten
  • Tilbury juxta Clare
  • Ovington
  • Clare, Suffolk
  • Pentlow

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BELCHAMP-ST. PAUL, a parish in the district of Sudbury and county of Essex; on the river Stour, 6 miles WNW of Sudbury r. station. It has a post office under Sudbury, and a fair on 11 Dec. Acres, 2,557. Real property, £4,209. Pop., 832. Houses, 179. The property is divided among a few. The parish is a meet for the East Essex hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £240. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s. The church is very good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Sudbury
  • Probate Court: Pre-1845 – Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral, Post-1844 – Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – London
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post 1844 – Yeldham
  • Poor Law Union: Sudbury
  • Hundred: Hinckford
  • Province: Canterbury

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