Place:Latton, Essex, England

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NameLatton
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.7516°N 0.1137°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoEpping Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Harlow, Essex, Englandparish into which part of it was transferred in 1949
North Weald Bassett, Essex, Englandparish into which part of it was transferred in 1949
Epping Forest (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Latton was a civil parish in Epping Rural District of Essex, England until 1949 when it was divided between the parishes of Harlow New Town and North Weald Bassett with two-thirds of its area going to Harlow.

Since 1974 the area has been located in the Epping Forest District of Essex.

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Latton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LATTON, a parish, with a village, in Epping district, Essex; on the river Stort and the Eastern Counties railway, at the boundary with Herts, 1 mile E by S of Burnt-Mill [railway] station, and 1½ SW of Harlow. Post-town: Harlow. Acres: 1,605. Real property: £3,078. Population: 196. Houses: 45. The property is divided among a few. An Augustinian priory was founded here before 1276; was given, at the dissolution, to Sir Henry Parker; and has left some remains, in decorated English architecture, now used as a barn. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value: £480. Patron: L. Arkwright, Esq. The church is good, has a tower, and contains three old brasses."

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