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Essex place-names

Adm. div.
Full name Essex
Abbreviation Essex
Coordinates 51.816944444444, 0.58861111111111
Area (1891) 3994.3606 km2[1]
Population (1891) 579355[2]
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Localities named after Robin Hood (or members of his band) in Essex. Click locality marker for link to page. Historical county boundary coordinates provided by the Historic Counties Trust.

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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-18.

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County description

The Historic Counties Trust describes Essex as follows:

Essex is full of contrast. The southwest of the county (including Romford, Dagenham, Woodford, Leyton, West Ham) lies within the London conurbation, and the heavy industry which serves it, particularly on the lower Thames reaches. Along the Thames estuary new towns and modern housing developemtns have spread and are still spreading irresistably to produce almost a continuous line of occupation from London to Southend, linked with motorways and arterial roads. However beyond this urban zone Essex retains scenic countryside and charming villages. Epping Forest, though close to the London spread, has remained largely unspoiled. The Essex coast, ragged, indented by river estuaries (the Colne, the Blackwater, the Crouch) and full of tidal marshes, with low islands off the coast, is ever changing, losing land to the North Sea or gaining it. Indeed Essex is bounded by water on all four sides. To the north its border with Suffolk is the Stour, to the south it follows the Thames down from Leamouth out into its estuary and the sea. The county's western border with Middlesex, is the River Lea. Largely flat though it is, Essex rises in the northeast with low chalk hills and winding valleys, particularly around the Chishills near the Cambridgeshire border, beyond which the scarp plunges again at the county border.

Main Towns: Barking, Basildon, Colchester, Dagenham, Chelmsford, Harwich, Illford, Maldon, Romford, Saffron Waldon, Southend-on-Sea, Stansted Mountfitchet, Tilbury, Tiptree, West Ham, Woodford.
Main Rivers: Stour, Blackwater, Lea, Colne, Chelmer, Crounch, Roding.
Highlights: Castle Hedingham; Colchester roman remains; Waltham Abbey.
Highest Point: High Wood (nr Langley) (Chrishall Common), 146.91 m.
Area: 3993.76 km2.[3]

Chronology

16th Century

1 Robin Hood-related place-name first documented in the 16th century.

17th Century

3 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 17th century.

18th Century

2 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 18th century.

19th Century

11 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 19th century.

20th Century

2 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 20th century.

21st Century

1 Robin Hood-related place-name first documented in the 21st century.

Miscellaneous

1 Miscellaneous place-name and locality.

All localities

24 Place-names and localities.

Place-name clusters

6 Clusters of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc.

Lists and Gazetteers

Background

Also see

Notes

  1. Histpop - The Online Historical Population Reports Website: Population. Administrative counties, England and Wales. Vol. I, 1891 – Page vi (University of Essex).
  2. Wikipedia: List of ancient counties of England by area in 1891 (adapted from 1891 census).
  3. The Historic Counties Trust has kindly allowed me to quote its county descriptions in toto. I have converted square miles to km2 and feet to m as well as removed O.S. grid references.