History of Castle Hedingham

Castle Hedingham, the Keep c1960, Essex.  (Neg. C238005)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
The Keep, Castle Hedingham, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

Welcome to the home page for the History of Castle Hedingham and its inhabitants.

Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more family and local history sources' you will find additional links to help you.

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Poll of Voters 1847

Castle Hedingham inhabitants who voted in the 1847 general election.

White's Directory of Essex 1848

HEDINGHAM, (CASTLE) a large and well-built village, with several good houses, shops, and inns, is situated upon >>more.

White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.

White's Directory of Essex 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874

Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.

Castle Hedingham Criminal Cases

Court cases involving Castle Hedingham residents - ongoing project >>more.

Education in Castle Hedingham

Reports and returns on schools and education in Castle Hedingham.

Agriculture in Castle Hedingham

Report on employment in agriculture in Castle Hedingham in 1867.

Places to visit

Hedingham Castle: Norman keep built c.1140. With a magnificent Banqueting Hall and beautiful grounds. >>more

Castle Hedingham Poor

Under the Poor Law of 1834, Castle Hedingham became part of the Halstead Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.

Images and Maps of Castle Hedingham

For images of Castle Hedingham see our article on Essex Images for Family History.

For maps of Castle Hedingham see our article on Essex Maps for Family History.

Feature articles

Enter the Essex underworld: Castle Hedingham is plagued by a Victorian burglar and robber.>>more

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My Castle Hedingham Ancestors

Are your ancestors from Castle Hedingham? Why not tell us their story: My Castle Hedingham Ancestors.

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The Old Moat House, Castle Hedingham.
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More family and local history sources

New to researching your family tree or unsure where to find information? Take a look at our Your Ancestors section of the website. It contains tips, advice, links to resources, and stories.

Discover how to explore newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors.

Search for Castle Hedingham census returns at Ancestry.co.uk.

1841 England Census | 1851 England Census | 1861 England Census
1871 England Census | 1881 England Census | 1891 England Census
1901 England Census | 1911 England Census

Search for Castle Hedingham census returns at Findmypast.co.uk.

1841 Census | 1851 Census | 1861 Census | 1871 Census | 1881 Census | 1891 Census | 1901 Census | 1911 Census

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All types of objects relating to family history are sold on Ebay. Photographs, copies of Wills, house conveyancing, bills of sale, and much, much more. See our article Essex Ancestors on eBay

If you're looking for pictures of Castle Hedingham to add to your family tree album, then try Ebay. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards

Books featuring Castle Hedingham from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Castle Hedingham.

Books featuring Essex on Amazon. Just click the logo. This link is already formatted for Essex History in the book section. Refine the search to look for Castle Hedingham, such as: Castle Hedingham history.

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The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of Essex Archives Online which includes parish registers. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.

Also try FreeReg: a database of parish registers transcribed by volunteers. The Essex coverage is increasing each day.

Brief archeological history of Castle Hedingham on the Essex County Council's Unlocking Essex.

Excellent web site on the history of Castle Hedingham with old photographs and parish registers in spreadsheet format.

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

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Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

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Castle Hedingham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Castle Hedingham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0

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Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.