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History of Stanford-le-Hope

Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham Road c1960.  (Neg. S258017)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.frithphotos.com
Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham Road c1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

Welcome to the home page for the History of Stanford-le-Hope and its inhabitants.

Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more local history sources' you will find to links to other places on the web where you can continue your research.

For other locations in Essex see our alphabetical list of Essex towns and villages.

White's Directory of Essex 1848

STANFORD-LE-HOPE is a small village and small rivulet, about 1½ mile north of that portion of the Thames, >>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.

Stanford-le-Hope Criminal Cases

Court cases involving Stanford-le-Hope residents - ongoing project >>more.

Education in Stanford-le-Hope

Reports and returns on schools and education in Stanford-le-Hope.

Images and Maps

Images and maps of Stanford-le-Hope by Francis Frith.

Stanford-le-Hope Poor

Under the Poor Law of 1834, Stanford-le-Hope became part of the Orsett Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.

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My Stanford-le-Hope Ancestors

Are your ancestors from Stanford-le-Hope? Why not tell us their story: My Ancestors.

More local history sources

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

Ebay is now a great source for 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. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box. >>

Also on Ebay are legal documents on vellum. This link is formatted for Essex. (Sometimes I think these should be in an archive.) >>

Books featuring Stanford-le-Hope from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Stanford-le-Hope.

Search for Stanford-le-Hope 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

St Margaret's Church © Copyright Footstepsphotos 2006. http://www.footstepsphotos.co.uk/index.html
St Margaret's Church
Reproduced courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay.
Quality reproductions of old photographs.

The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of SEAX and many of the parish registers are now available online. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.

If you are unable to travel to the ERO, we provide a professional archival research service.

Index and photographs of gravestones in St Margaret's Church, Stanford-le-Hope.

1881 Ordnance Survey Map from the British History Online web site (Essex: 084, Ordnance Survey 1:10,560: Epoch 1.0).

Images of England web site which has a photographic record of England's listed buildings - from the grandest house to the humblest cottage. Enter the town or village in the search box. Photographs are accompanied by a detailed architectural description of the property.

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