Cranham, Essex Family History Guide

Cranham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Great Warley
  • North Ockendon
  • Upminster

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRANHAM, a parish in Romford district, Essex; 3½ miles NE of Rainham r. station, and 4¼ SE by E of Romford. Post town, Upminster, under Romford, London, E. Acres, 1,875. Real property, £3,184. Pop., 385. Houses, 76. The property is much subdivided. Cranham Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £560. Patron, St. John’s College, Oxford. The church is 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: Romford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Chafford
  • Poor Law Union: Romford
  • Hundred: Chafford
  • Province: Canterbury