St. Paul's Church, Highwood© Copyright John Winfield contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Highwood >> Kelly's Directory 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
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
Highwood - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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