History of Highwood

St. Paul's Church - exterior
St. Paul's Church, Highwood
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History of Highwood >> Kelly's Directory 1895

Description of Highwood in 1895.

HIGHWOOD is a hamlet and ecclesiastical district formed Oct. 29, 1875, from the parish of Writtle, from which place it is 2 miles south-west, 5 miles west-southwest from Chelmsford and 4 miles north from Ingatestone station on the Great Eastern railway.

The church of St. Paul, erected in 1842 as a chapel of ease to Writtle, is a plain building of brick consisting of small chancel, nave, west porch and a western turret containing one bell: there are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1875. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £92, net yearly value £126, with residence, and held since 1882 by the Rev. Henry Milward Burgess M.A. of Worcester College, Oxford. The area of the ecclesiastical parish is 3,400 acres; and the population in 1891 was 668.

Sexton, Highwood, James Skingley

Schools
Board, Highwood (mixed), for 100 children; average attendance, 85; R.J. Pimm, master; Miss A. Nash, assistant mistress
National, Radley Green, Highwood, Mrs. F. Quare, m1stress.

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Highwood - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Highwood - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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