Pentlow Essex Family History Guide

Pentlow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Cavendish
  • Belchamp Otten
  • Belchamp St Paul
  • Glemsford
  • Foxearth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PENTLOW, a parish in the district of Sudbury and county of Essex; on the river Stour, at the boundary with Suffolk, 5 miles N W of Sudbury r. station. Post-town, Sudbury. Acres, 1,847. Real property, £3,117. Pop., 397. Houses, 68. The property is divided among a few. An octagonal tower was erected, in 1859, by the Rev. E. Bull, to the memory of his father; is a fine structure, in the Tudor style; and commands an extensive panoramic view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £550. Patron, the Rev. E-Bull. The church has an apse chancel and a round tower, and is good. Charities, £24.

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


County: Essex
Civil Registration District: Sudbury
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-1845 - Hedingham, Post-1844 - Yeldham
Poor Law Union: Sudbury
Hundred: Hinckford
Province: Canterbury