Radwinter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1638
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RADWINTER, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Saffron-Walden district, Essex. The village stands on the river Pant, 4¾ miles E by S of Saffron-Walden, and 6 ENE of Newport r. station. The parish comprises 3,802 acres. Post-town, Saffron-Walden. Real property, £5,365. Pop., 946. Houses, 214. The property is much subdivided. Radwinter Hall, Bendysh Hall, and the Hill are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £566. Patron, alternately Trustees of Lord Maynard’s heirs and Rev. W. T. Bullock. The church is old but good; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with massive tower and tallspire. There are a national school, and charities £11. The sub-district contains also four other parishes, and part of another. Acres, 21,412. Pop., 5,035. Houses, 1,089.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.


Census returns for Radwinter, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Radwinter, 1800-1866 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Radwinter (Essex)


Poll Books


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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: Sampford
  • Poor Law Union: Saffron Walden
  • Hundred: Freshwell
  • Province: Canterbury

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