Place:Netteswell, Essex, England

Alt namesNettleswellsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.774°N 0.108°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoEpping Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Harlow, Essex, Englandurban district of which it was part 1955-1974
Harlow (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"NETTESWELL, or Nettleswell, a parish, with a village, in Epping district, Essex; 1 mile S of Burnt-Mill [railway] station, 2 S of the river Stort at the boundary with Herts, and 2 S S W of Harlow. Post-town: Harlow. Acres: 1,521. Real property: £2,490. Population: 335. Houses: 75. The property is divided among a few. The manor was given by Harold II. to Waltham abbey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value: £205. Patron: Phelips, Esq. The church consists of nave and chancel, with tower and spire; and is good. There is a free school, with £35 a year from endowment."

Netteswell was part of the Epping Rural District from 1894 until 1955. In 1955 it was absorbed into Harlow New Town along with a number of other neighbouring parishes. Since 1974 the conurbation has been called the Harlow District of Essex. The neighbouring parish of Little Parndon was absorbed into Netteswell in 1946.

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