Runwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RUNWELL, a parish in Chelmsford district, Essex; on the river Crouch, 5 miles N by E of Pitsea r. station. Post-town, Chelmsford. Acres, 2,059. Real property, £2,641. Pop., 366. Houses, 70. The manor, with R. Hall, belongs to T. Kemble, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £570. Patron, the Rev. T. Knox. The church is later English and was recently restored. There is a day school.

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.

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Runwell, 1629-1640 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Runwell (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Runwell, 1800-1874 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Runwell (Essex)


Poll Books


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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

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