Place:Brentwood District, Essex, England

NameBrentwood District
Alt namesBorough of Brentwood
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates51.6°N 0.3°E
Located inEssex, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBrentwood, Essex, Englandprimary settlement in the borough and urban district until 1974
Epping and Ongar Rural, Essex, Englandrural district which was in part transferred to the borough in 1974
Chelmsford Rural, Essex, Englandrural district which was in part transferred to the borough in 1974
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The Borough of Brentwood is a local government district and borough in Essex in the eastern part of England.

The borough is named after the town of Brentwood which is the main development in the area. The original district council was formed in 1974 from the former area of

The District covers an area of 59.12 sq mi (153.12 km2) and had a population (estimated from the 2011 UK census) of 73,800. By royal charter, the district became a borough on 27 April 1993.


Brentwood is bordered by Epping Forest District (to the northwest), Chelmsford (northeast), Basildon District (southeast), Thurrock (south--aligned with the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway) and the London Borough of Havering (southwest).

Civil parishes and settlements in the borough

ParishPreceding administation
Blackmorefrom Epping and Ongar Rural District in 1974
Brentwoodurban district
ChilderditchBrentwood Urban District
Doddinghurstfrom Epping and Ongar Rural District in 1974
Fryerningfrom Chelmsford Rural District in 1974
Herongate (redirected to Ingrave)Brentwood Urban District
Hook End (redirected to Blackmore)from Blackmore Parish
HuttonBrentwood Urban District
Ingatestonefrom Chelmsford Rural District in 1974
IngraveBrentwood Urban District
Kelvedon Hatchfrom Epping and Ongar Rural District in 1974
Mountnessingfrom Chelmsford Rural District in 1974
Navestockfrom Epping and Ongar Rural District in 1974
Pilgrims HatchBrentwood Urban District
ShenfieldBrentwood Urban District
South WealdBrentwood Urban District
Stondon Masseyfrom Epping and Ongar Rural District in 1974
WarleyBrentwood Urban District
West HorndonBrentwood Urban District
Wyatts Green(redirected to Blackmore)from Blackmore Parish

Research Tips

  • Essex Record Office handles Essex archives within the county. The address is Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6YT.
  • The Essex Society for Family History covers topics of genealogical interest throughout the present County of Essex (i.e. excluding the western area now in Greater London). Subscription necessary.
  • GENUKI provides a list of towns and parishes leading to pages for individual parishes with useful local information for genealogists and family historians.
  • Wikimedia Commons has a set of maps of the old hundreds of Essex. These do not show the individual parishes within the hundreds.
  • For very detailed investigation Wikimedia Commons also has a series of 176 part maps of the Ordnance Survey 1st series 1:10560, Map of Essex
  • FamilySearch lists its collections of church records and vital records along with those provided by other organizations, both commercial and voluntary.
  • The commercial website FindMyPast also has a collection of wills and newspaper transcriptions, as well as the "1939 Register" (an equivalent to the census gathered at the beginning of World War 2).
  • A Vision of Britain through Time is a website produced by the Department of Geography of the University of Portsmouth. It outlines all parishes as they were in the 19th century.
  • British History Online has transcribed eight volumes of the Victoria County History project for Essex. Seven of these cover the history of parts of the county in great detail, although the project is incomplete for Essex as a whole. Ownership of land through the centuries can often be traced here. The volumes of note are as follows:
Volume 4, Ongar Hundred, including Chipping and High Ongar, Chigwell, Stondon Massey and Theydon Bois (26 parishes in all).
Volume 5, Becontree Hundred outside Greater London. A thematic account of the growth of metropolitan Essex since 1850. Also contains topographical accounts of Barking, Ilford, Dagenham and other areas of Essex now within Greater London.
Volume 6, parishes of Becontree Hundred now within the London boroughs of Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbridge. These include West and East Ham, Walthamstow and Wanstead.
Volume 7, Covers the ancient parishes, formerly within the Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower and now within the London borough of Havering, and those in Chafford hundred in western Essex now bordering London. It includes accounts of Hornchurch, Romford, Havering.
Volume 8, accounts of the parishes of Chafford and Harlow Hundreds, including Brentwood, Harlow and Thurrock.
Volume 9, the Borough of Colchester, describes the life of the oldest and for long the largest town in Essex from the Iron Age to 1990.
Volume 10, Lexden Hundred (part), includes Dedham, Earls Colne and Wivenhoe and other parishes to the north and west of Colchester.
  • As of June 2019 Ancestry (Worldwide subscription required) includes Essex, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, these early records are from parish registers of baptisms and burials during the years 1538–1812, and marriages during the years 1538-1754. These are in addition to their previous holdings:
  • Essex, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1918: 3,937,941 records
  • Essex, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1935: 1,968,439 records
  • Essex, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1994: 730,118 records
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