Broxted is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Chawreth, Great Broxted

Parish church: St Mary the Virgin

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROXTED, a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; on the river Chelmer, 4 miles E of Elsenham r. station, and 5 NW of Dunmow. Post Town, Great Easton, under Dunmow. Acres, 3,149. Real property, £4,131. Pop., 935. Houses, 219. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £170. Patron, R. B. de Beauvoir.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BROXTED (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Dunmow, N. division of Essex, 3 miles (S. W.) from Thaxted; containing 737 inhabitants. This place, anciently called Chawreth, is supposed to have derived its present name from a brook or rivulet which has its source here, and flows into the river Chelmer at Tiltey. The parish comprises 3098a. 3r. 1p., of which 2195 acres are arable, 503 pasture, 138 woodland, and the remainder gardens and waste. The soil is richly fertile, and the surface rises in some parts into considerable elevations, commanding fine views of the surrounding country. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £7; patron and impropriator, R. de Beauvoir, Esq. The great tithes have been commuted for £660, and the vicarial for £200; there is a good glebe-house. The church, pleasantly situated on the brow of a hill, is an ancient edifice with a wooden turret.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Dunmow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Dunmow
  • Poor Law Union: Dunmow
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury

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