Ugley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Oakley

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

UGLEY, or Oakley, a parish in the district of Bishop-Stortford and county of Essex; 2 miles N of Stamford r. station, and 5½ NNE of Bishop-Stortford. Post town, Bishop-Stortford. Acres, 2,720. Real property, £3,019. Pop., 404. Houses, 88. The property is subdivided. Orford House is the seat of Gen. Chamberlayne. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £160. Patron, Christ’s Hospital. The church was recently restored. There are a national school, and charities £75.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

UGLEY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Bishop-Stortford, hundred of Clavering, N. division of Essex, 2 miles (N.) from Stansted-Mountfitchet; containing 381 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises by measurement 2020 acres, is pleasantly situated in the north-eastern part of the hundred, on the road from London to Cambridge. Ugley Hall is an ancient mansion near the church; Orford House, a handsome residence of brick, takes its name from the Earl of Orford, by whom it was built. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £14. 13. 4.; patrons and impropriators, the Governors of Christ’s Hospital, London. The great tithes have been commuted for £360. 13., and the vicarial for £99. 8.; the glebes respectively comprise 48 and 3 acres. The church is a small edifice, with a belfry-turret surmounted by a cupola: on the south side of the chancel is a chapel belonging to Bolliugton Hall.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Poll Books


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Bishops Stortford
  • 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-1847 – Sampford, Post-1846 – Newport
  • Poor Law Union: Bishop’s Stortford
  • Hundred: Clavering (Essex)
  • Province: Canterbury

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