Elmdon, Essex Family History Guide

Elmdon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1618
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Wendens Ambo
  • Arkesden
  • Ickleton
  • Langley
  • Clavering
  • Wendon Lofts
  • Strethall
  • Chrishall
  • Littlebury

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ELMDON, a village and a parish in Saffron-Walden district, Essex. The village stands near the boundary with Cambridgeshire, 3 miles SW by W of Chesterford r. station, and 5¾ WNW of Saffron-Walden; and has a post office under Saffron-Walden. The parish comprises 2,480 acres. Real property, £3,654. Pop., 731. Houses, 161. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Wendon-Lofts, in the diocese of Rochester. The church has a brass of a man and wives. An endowed school has £17; and other charities £4.

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


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Saffron Walden
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - Newport, Post 1846 - Saffron Walden
  • Poor Law Union: Saffron Walden
  • Hundred: Uttlesford
  • Province: Canterbury