Essex, Belchamp St Pauls, Post Office

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: St Andrew

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include:

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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].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BELCHAMP ST. PAUL’S (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Sudbury, hundred of Hinckford, N. division of Essex, 3 miles (S. E. by E.) from Clare; containing 731 inhabitants. This parish comprises by measurement 2557 acres, and, like the parishes of Belchamp-Otton and Belchamp-Walter, obtained its Norman appellation in consequence of its fertility and the beauty of its situation. It was granted by Athelstan to the cathedral of St. Paul, London, by the Dean and Chapter of which it is still possessed. The village consists of a few houses round Cole Green, on which a fair for cattle is held on the 11th of December. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £14; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter: the great tithes have been commuted for £288. 14., and the vicarial for £200; there are 79 acres of glebe. The church is a handsome edifice in the later English style, and consists of a nave, north aisle, chancel, and square tower; in the chancel is a large window of elegant design, embellished with stained glass.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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  • 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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