East Hanningfield, Essex Family History Guide

East Hanningfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • West Hanningfield
  • Rettendon
  • South Hanningfield
  • Purleigh
  • Sandon
  • Woodham Ferrers

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HANNINGFIELD (EAST), a parish in Chelmsford district, Essex; 3½ miles N of the river Crouch, and 6 SE of Chelmsford r. station. Post town, Chelmsford. Acres, 2,446. Real property, £3,323. Pop., 453. Houses, 94. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Lord Petre. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £417. Patron, Nottidge, Esq. The church is later English; and consists of nave, chancel, and north chapel, with a steeple. Charities, £13.

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


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Chelmsford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Chelmsford, Post-1844 - Danbury
  • Poor Law Union: Chelmsford
  • Hundred: Chelmsford
  • Province: Canterbury