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LOUGHTON AND NEIGHBOURHOOD
Pigot's Essex 1832-3 Trade Directory
LOUGHTON is a village and parish, in the hundred of Ongar; about 12 miles from London, 5 from Epping, and the like distance from Waltham Abbey. It is situated on the main road to Epping, and extends nearly two miles in length; but from the most part the houses are straggling, without any pretensions to uniformity, or possessing any building calculated to excite attention. There are, however, several handsome private residences in the village and its vicinity; and the neighbourhood is admired for its rural and picturesque scenery. William Whitaker Maitland, Esq., of Loughton Hall, is lord of the manor, and also patron of the church living, which is a rectory, held by the venerable Archdeacon Hamilton; the present curate is the Rev. S. Rogers. The church, which was rebuilt some few years since, stands at an inconvenient distance from the town. Here is a chapel for baptist dissenters; and a school, upon the national plan, supported by contributions. The number of inhabitants in the parish of Loughton, according to the late census, was 1,269; having nearly doubled its population since the year 1801.
POST, Letter Box at Feather and Son's, tailors - Letters from LONDON arrive every afternoon at one, and are despatched every afternoon at three.
COACHES. To & from LONDON, EPPING, &c, pass through every morning and afternoon.
CARRIER. To LONDON, William Thompson, every day (Friday & Sunday excepted) during summer, and every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday in winter.
LOUGHTON, a village and a parish in Epping district, Essex. The village stands on the the E side of Epping forest, and on the Stratford and Ongar railway, 1 mile W of the river Roding, and 4 SSW of Epping; consists chiefly of one long street; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, a post-office under London NE, and a station of the metropolitan police. The parish comprises 3,170 acres. Real property, £7,971. Pop. in 1851, 1,237; in 1861, 1,527. Houses, 308. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to Waltham abbey. Loughton Hall was a residence of Queen Anne in her father's lifetime, and was destroyed by fire in 1836. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Patron, the Rev. J.W. Maitland. The old church stood nearly a mile from the village; and only the chancel of it now remains. The new church stands near the centre of the village; was built in 1846; and is in the Norman style, with a tower. There are a Baptist chapel, national schools, a British school, and charities £83. The national schools were rebuilt in 1864, and enlarged in 1865; and are in the early English style.
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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales...., by John Marius Wilson. circa 1866