History of Shellow Bowells
St Peter and St Paul's Church, Shellow Bowells (now converted to a house).
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History of Shellow Bowells >> White's Directory 1848, 1863 and 1874
White's Directory of Essex 1848
SHELLOW-BOWELLS, a small parish and village, 6½ miles West by North of Chelmsford, has only 134 souls, and 457 acres of land, belonging to T. W. Bramston, Esq., the lord of the manor. It was anciently called Schelowe, and had the latter part of its name from the Bowel or Bowles family.
The Church (St. Peter and St. Paul,) was rebuilt in 1752. and is a small brick fabric, with a wooden belfry. The rectory is consolidated with that of Willingale-Doe. The small parsonage-house is let as a cottage, and the tithes were commuted in 1840 for £120 per annum.
The Farmers are Joseph William Lucking, Hall; and William Gardener, Cross.
White's Directory of Essex 1863
Joseph Lucking, farmer, Hall; William Gardiner, farmer, Gross. The former resides at Writtle.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
Thomas Lodge, parish clerk; Richard Bush, farmer, Shellows Cross; Joseph William Lucking, Hall
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Shellow Bowells - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Shellow Bowells - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805 (map badly creased)
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