Ramsden Bellhouse is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Ramsden Bell House, Ramsdon Bellhouse, Ramsden Heath

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Roman Catholic.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RAMSDEN-BELLHOUSE, a parish, with a village, in Billericay district, Essex; adjacent to the river Crouch, 2¾ miles E by S of Billericay, and 4¾ N by W of Pitsea r. station. It has a post-office, of the name of Ramsden-Heath, under Ingatestone. Acres, 2,685. Real property, £2,917. Pop., 430. Houses, 102. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Stock-Harward, in the diocese of Rochester. The church is ancient but good, and has a tower and spire.

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 Ramsden Bellhouse, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Ramsden-Bellhouse, 1639-1640 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ramsden-Bellhouse (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Ramsden-Bellhouse, 1800-1869 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ramsden-Bellhouse (Essex)


Poll Books


Vision of Britain historical maps


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

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