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Great Warley 1882 Kellys Directory

History of Great Warley

Great Warley (or West Warley, or Warley Abbess) is a parish and village in the Southern  division of the county, Chafford hundred, Romford union, Brentwood county court district, rural deanery of Chafford, archdeaconry of Essex and diocese of St Albans, 6 miles east from Romford, 18 from London and 3 ½ miles south from Brentwood station.. The church of St Peter, restored in 1860, is a brick building, consisting of chancel and nave and a western tower terminating in a low spire: the east and south windows in the chancel are stained, and on the north side of the chancel is a mural monument with a demi-effigy to Gyles Fleming, gent, ob 18 Oct 1623, and to Gyles Fleming, his son, 1633. The register dates from 1539 and is in excellent preservation. There is also a curious list of “Briefs”, dating from 1709 to 1768. The living is a rectory, gross yearly value £520, with residence, in the gift of St Johns College, Cambridge, and held by the Rev Hammond Roberson Bailey MA, late fellow of that college. Christ Church ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1855, out of those portions of Great Warley, Shenfield and South Weald parishes, which are in its immediate neighbourhood. The church is a brick building with stone facings, in the Early English style, and consists of nave and aisles, with a battlemented tower at the west end containing 1 bell: the church was enlarged in 1877. The register dates from the year 1855. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £270,  with residence, in the gift of  trustees, and held since 1855 by the Rev Thomas Henry Bunbury BA of Trinity College, Dublin. The Catholic church of the Holy Cross and All Saints, was erected in 1881 (in connection with that of the Sacred Heart at Brentwood) at a cost of about £1,600 and is a Gothic edifice of Kentish rag, consisting of chancel, nave and south aisle, with a small steeple-shapd turret. The priest in charge is Rev C I Moncrieff Smyth Lord Headley, who is lord of the manor, and Richard Benyon esq,  are the principal landowners. The soil is clayey; subsoil loam, with patches of gravel. The chief crops are wheat, beans, barley and peas. The acreage is – arable, 1,339; pasture, 1,017; common (now inclosed), 159; and wood, 209; rateable value, £6,762; the population of the parish in 1881 was 1,305.

Warley Street is a portion of Great Warley

Parish Clerks: St Peter, George P Kemp; Christ Church, William Cudby.

Post, Money Order Office & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank, Warley Common – James Hayes, sub-postmaster. Letters from Brentwood arrive at 6.30 am & 12.30 & 6 pm; dispatched at 10.10 am & 2.30 & 7.15 pm

Post Office, Warley Street – John Crossingham, receiver. Letters arrive by foot post from Brentwood at 7.15 am & 2 pm; dispatched at 2 & 6.25 pm. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at  Warley common.


Christ Church National (boys & girls), built for 260 children, average attendance, 230; George Morris, master; Miss Annie Inkster, mistress

School (boys & girls), Lower Warley, built in 1843, for 40 children, enlarged in 1870 for 70; average attendance, 40; Miss Ellen Vivian, mistress

Infant School, Crescent Road, in connection with Christ Church National, built in 1875, for 120 children, average attendance, 100; Miss Maria Bennet, mistress

Assistant Overseer, William Gibson


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