Chingford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1755
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHINGFORD, a village and a parish in Epping district, Essex. The village stands on the verge of the county adjacent to Epping forest and the river Lea, 2 miles NE of Water-Lane Junction r. station, and 9½ NNE of St. Paul’s, London; and has a post-office under Woodford, London, NE. The parish comprises 2,766 acres. Real property, £7,270. Pop., 1,174. Houses, 236. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to St. Paul s, London. Chingford Hall is the seat of the Merringtons. The living is a rectory in the dio. of London. Value, £538. Patron, R. B. Heath-cote, Esq. The old church is a low ancient ivy-clad edifice; and the new one was built in 1845.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CHINGFORD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Epping, hundred of Waltham, S. division of Essex, 9½ miles (N. N. E.) from London; containing 971 inhabitants. This parish lies on the borders of Epping Forest, in which is a house called Queen Elizabeth’s Lodge, where the courts under the Forest laws are held. It is separated on the west from the parish of Edmonton, in the county of Middlesex, by the river Lea; and comprises 2459 acres of land, whereof 1505 are pasture and meadow, 462 arable, and 492 woodland, of which last 142 are inclosed. The surface is diversified, rising in some parts to a considerable elevation, and commanding richly varied views; and from the situation of Chingford on the borders of the Forest, and the number of handsome mansions in its vicinity, it abounds with picturesque scenery. The name appears to have been derived from a ford over the river Lea, called the King’s Ford; and the principal manor, which belonged to Edward the Confessor, was given by that sovereign to the Cathedral of St. Paul, London, from which it was separated at the Reformation. In the manor-house, now the residence of the Rev. R. B. Heathcote, is the oak table on which James I. is said to have knighted the sirloin of beef on his return from hunting; also an oak panel, supposed to have belonged to the coach in which Queen Elizabeth rode to return thanks after the defeat of the Spanish Armada. A pleasure-fair is held on Whit-Monday. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14. 5. 5.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. Mr. Heathcote, whose tithes have been commuted for £560, and whose glebe comprises 18 acres. The old church, beautifully situated, is a small ancient building of flint and stone, with a low tower, and in the later English style. In a corner are deposited the remains of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsden, who gave the pulpit, a very handsome one, and were buried about 1590: he was an officer in the household of Queen Elizabeth, and left bequests to this and several adjoining parishes. Sir John Sylvester, recorder of the city of London, and the late Col. Cooke, of the Bengal army, with his lady, are interred here; and there are several very old tablets. A new parish church was lately erected.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Essex, Chingford – Archives and libraries – Inventories, registers, catalogs ( 1 )
Finding aids
Author: London Borough of Waltham Forest

England, Essex, Chingford – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Chingford Mount Cemetery
Author: Gillon, Geoffrey R.

Day book and register of burials, 1884-1952
Author: Chingford Mount Cemetery (Chingford, Essex)

England, Essex, Chingford – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Chingford, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Essex, Chingford – Census – 1881 – Indexes ( 1 )
Index to the 1881 census of Chingford, Essex
Author: Waltham Forest Archives

England, Essex, Chingford – Centennial celebrations, etc. ( 1 )
The forest in Walthamstow and Chingford
Author: Law, A. D. (Anthony David); Barry, S. (Septimus)

England, Essex, Chingford – Church history ( 4 )
Chingford Congregational Church : the first seventy years, 1888-1957
Author: Taylor, F. H.

North Chingford Methodist Church : prayers for Chingford Methodist, 1985
Author: Murray, Margaret

North Chingford Methodist Church, 1905-1985 : a brief survey of 80 years of service
Author: Boyes, John H.

Ruined and disused churches in Essex

England, Essex, Chingford – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Chingford, 1639-1640
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Chingford, 1800-1840
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex)

Churchwardens, overseers of the poor and surveyors records, 1764-1856
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex); Chingford (Essex)

Parish registers for Chingford, 1755-1915
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex)

England, Essex, Chingford – Court records ( 1 )
Surveys and rentals for the manor of Chingford, 1559-1863
Author: Manor of Chingford (Essex)

England, Essex, Chingford – Directories ( 5 )
Chingford and Sewardstone directory, 1907
Author: Chingford Tradesmen’s Association (Chingford, England)

Directory of Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Chingford & Wanstead : containing the names of the private and commercial residents, alphabetically arranged; with almanac, historical notes, and a variety of local information

Directory of Woodford, Wanstead, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Loughton, and Chingford : containing the private and commercial residents, alphabetically arranged and the trades classified; with a coloured map of the county of Essex, and historical notes; and local intelligence

Kelly’s directory of Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton and Chingford : the work comprises alphabetical lists of streets, private residents & tradesmen and official information; and a visitors’ guide to pleasure and health resorts

Kelly’s Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton & Chingford Directory : the work comprises alphabetical lists of steets, private residents & tradesmen; and official information; also a new map of the district, divided into half-mile squares; and a visitors’ guide to pleasure and health resorts

England, Essex, Chingford – Genealogy – Societies – Periodicals ( 1 )
Newsletter of the Waltham Forest Family History Society
Author: Waltham Forest Family History Society

England, Essex, Chingford – History ( 1 )
The forest in Walthamstow and Chingford
Author: Law, A. D. (Anthony David); Barry, S. (Septimus)

England, Essex, Chingford – Land and property ( 1 )
Surveys and rentals for the manor of Chingford, 1559-1863
Author: Manor of Chingford (Essex)

England, Essex, Chingford – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Surveys and rentals for the manor of Chingford, 1559-1863
Author: Manor of Chingford (Essex)

England, Essex, Chingford – Newspapers ( 1 )
Waltham forest guardian

England, Essex, Chingford – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Chingford poor rate assessment books, 1836-1838, 1848-1862, 1899-1900
Author: Chingford (Essex)

Churchwardens, overseers of the poor and surveyors records, 1764-1856
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Chingford (Essex); Chingford (Essex)

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Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Burrell William, Chingford, Essex. farmer and cattle dealer, April 15, 1842.

Dell Thomas, jun., Chingford green, Essex, coach proprietor, Feb. 7, 1837.

Saxby Richard Serace, Chingford, Essex, miller, Oct. 30, 1835.

Directories

Poll Books

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Epping
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Barking
  • Poor Law Union: Epping
  • Hundred: Waltham
  • Province: Canterbury

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