Recording Uttlesford History 

Essex Record Office - Accessions List 2008

(only those relating to Uttlesford)


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As all historians know, Essex Record Office at Chelmsford is a rich mine of information, much of which can also be seen on microfilm at their Saffron Walden office. Every year the ERO issues a list of new acquisitions, but it is unlikely these would be microfilmed for a long time, and you would need to visit the ERO to see them. Here are some of the items recently added to Uttlesford village collections – for details take a look at the SEAX website on The Accessions updates can be obtained, free of charge, in an electronic format by emailing with ‘New Accessions’ in the subject box.

These lists are printed and published by: The Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford CM2 6YT Tel: 01245 24464

We are very grateful for ERO's permission to reproduce the following material



Records listed here are not necessarily available for use. Many remain closed to access until catalogued or conserved; others may be subject to long-term restrictions. For the complete list please contact: with ‘New Accessions’ in the subject box.


Antiquaries' Papers
John Hunter (1932-2006), formerly Assistant County Planner, Essex County Council: letters, papers and photographs relating mainly to his studies of the Essex landscape, 1932-2005 (A12346: D/Y 31)

Business records
John William Chipperfield of Widdington carpenter and decorator: labour book of
Joseph Thurgood of Widdington, carpenter, 1891-1894, including accounts for
William Thurgood, William Chipperfield and John Chipperfield, time books 1962-1988 (gaps); accounts books, ledgers etc. 1896-1988 (A12420: D/F 303)
Clarks Farm (Kelvedon) Ltd ledger 1900-1944; accounts 1916-1969 (A12349: D/F 302); photocopy of plan of farm, 1993 (A12410: D/F 302)

Holland's Mill self-raising flour Audley End, textile flour bag n.d. (A12420: D/F 303)

Jennings of Saffron Walden, auctioneers, estate agents, etc. Letters and papers re sales, valuations, lettings, etc., of various places including White Hart Inn, Debden (1892-1907), Fuchsia Row, Park Street, Thaxted (1918), Maynards Farm, Little Sampford (1919), 20 Mount Pleasant Road, Saffron Walden (1947), and Goldens Farm, Thaxted (1962-1967), tenancy agreement, 1919, Armigers Farm, Thaxted and Broxted. Sale particulars, 1891-circa 1980, re properties in Finchingfield, Saffron Walden, Takeley, Thaxted and Wimbish in Essex, etc, auction of farm implements at Thaxted (1968) (A12516: D/F 261) etc.

Church of England
Newport and Stansted Rural Deanery minute books of Deanery Synod, 1982-2005, Deanery Synod Standing Committee, 1985-2002; copy minutes of Deanery Treasurers meetings, 2003-2004, miscellaneous financial papers and correspondence 2004-2005 (A12512: D/E 20)

Manorial Records

Manor of Radwinter deeds of rent-charges, 1666-1761, with sale particulars, 1796 (A12452: D/DU 1516)

Miscellaneous papers, including steward's precedent book , circa 1690-circa 1725; Quaker marriage certificate of Robert Impey and Mary Clothier, 1843, and transcripts and extracts relating to customs, etc. of Essex and Suffolk manors (A12502: D/DU 2455)

Nonconformist Churches
Essex Congregational Union Minutes of General Committee 1807-1920, Copy of
minutes 1798, letters re establishment of Essex Congregational Union, and Annual Reports 1800-1812 annual Reports 1813-1923 (incomplete) (A12496: D/NC 9)

Manuden Chapel Sale particulars, 2007, (A12336: D/NC 9)

Stebbing Chapel correspondence re sale 2005, transcript of monumental inscriptions, copy deeds and plans of proposed conversion (A12336: D/NC 9)

Parish Records
Hadstock Parochial Church Council account books 1972-1989 (A12510: D/P 17)

Personal & Estate
Executors of Sir James Bailey, Lofts Hall, Wendon Lofts, bill of T.F. Hall, veterinary surgeon for work 1909-1911 (A12453: D/DU 2439)

John William Chipperfield Army service book, 1942-1947; Soldier's release book,
1947; plans, and papers re building and drainage works at Staverley, High Street,
Widdington, 1963-1972; plan of 'labourers cottages, Widdington' by Samuel Hill,
1877 (A12420: D/F 303)
Lofts Hall, Wendon Lofts, for work 1909-1911 (A12453: D/DU 2439)

Miss P.M. Hatfield of Mayes Cottage, Margaret Roding, personal papers, 20th cent. (A12394: D/DU 2431) 12

George Thurley of Good Easter, personal papers (A12394; D/DU 2431)

John Woodley of Widdington yeoman, probate of will, 1644 (A12400: D/DU 2433)

Felsted colour slides of views of railway 1966-1970 (A12290: D/DU 2405)

Stebbing Canfield Farm and Porters Hall, 1920s-1930s (A12485: D/DU 2447)

Thaxted postcards, 20th cent. (A12311: D/DU 1409;A12534: D/F 305)

Saffron Walden postcards inc. Audley End, 20th cent. (A12534: D/F 305)

Public & Official Bodies
Great Dunmow Town Council Minute Books, 1999-2000 (A12517: D/J 88)
Essex County Council Public Health Department Compendium of Health Services, 1930 (A12522: C/ addl)

Sale Catalogues

Societies & Organisations
National Agricultural Labourer's Union: Cornish Hall End branch Roll Book: 1879-
1895; monthly subscription cards, 1884; correspondence 1881-1882, statement of accounts 1884; correspondence from B. L. Ackland, prospective Liberal candidate, re elections 1885-1886 (A12473: D/DU 2466)

Uttlesford History Recorders annual reports for parishes; AGM Agenda and reports for 2006 and 2007. (A12422: D/Z 344)