London Road South Stifford C1914

Stifford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1568
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1628

Nonconformists include:

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STIFFORD, a parish, with an ancient village, in Orsett district, Essex; 2 miles N by W of Grays r. station, and 10 SE of Romford. It has a post-office under Romford. Acres, 1,602; of which 55 are water. Real property, £2,281. Pop., 281. Houses, 54. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £507. Patron, R. B. Wingfield, Esq. The church is old but good, and is now beautifully restored.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

STIFFORD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Orsett, hundred of Chafford, S. division of Essex, 10 miles (S. E.) from Romford; containing 402 inhabitants. The parish is on the Horndon road, and takes its name from a ford over a stream that flows into the river Thames; it comprises 1547a. 3r. 9p., of which about 1271 acres are arable, 241 pasture, and 35 woodland. Extensive chalk pits have been worked for the last two centuries. The village is pleasantly situated, and has many well-built houses. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £15, and in the gift of R. Wingfield, Esq. and the Embroiderers’ Company in fee: the tithes have been commuted for £450, and the glebe comprises 26 acres. The church is a neat structure of the time of Edward I., with a spire; it contains an altar-tomb to David Percy with a Norman inscription in Saxon characters, and the effigy of a monk in brass with an inscription in Latin to Randulph Peachey, formerly rector of the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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

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