Place:Little Burstead, Essex, England

NameLittle Burstead
Alt namesBurghestedasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 103
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.567°N 0.4°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoBillericay Rural, Essex, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Billericay, Essex, Englandurban district to which part of it was transferred in 1934
Brentwood, Essex, Englandurban district to which part of it was transferred in 1934
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Little Burstead (#13 on the map) is a village in Essex, England. A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Little Burstead from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BURSTEAD (Little), a parish in Billericay [registration] district, Essex; 2¼ miles SSW of Billericay, and 4½ E by S of Brentwood [railway] station. Post Town: Billericay. Acres: 1,829. Real property: £1,655. Population: 186. Houses: 37. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value,: £356. Patron: the Bishop of Rochester. The church is good; and there are charities [to the annual value of] £44."

The ancient parish of Little Burstead was located in Barstable Hundred and was joined to Billericay Rural District when that was established in 1894. The civil parish was abolished in 1937 when it was merged with several other parishes into Billericay Urban District.

Little Burstead Parish was re-established in 1997 and forms part of Basildon District.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Little Burstead.

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