Ramsden Bellhouse

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Ramsden Bellhouse
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St Mary the Virgin, Ramsden Bellhouse
Grid reference: TQ721943
Location: 51°37’23"N, 0°28’56"E
Population: 730  (2011 [1])
Post town: Billericay
Postcode: CM11
Dialling code: 01268
Local Government
Council: Basildon

Ramsden Bellhouse is a village and parish in the Barnstable Hundred of Essex.

The River Crouch flows through Ramsden Bellhouse, flowing under Church Road.[2]

During the Middle Ages, Roger fitzReinfrid, a royal justice, held land at Ramsden Bellhouse, and later granted the church to Lesnes Abbey.[3]

Its full Domesday Book entry reads (in modern translation):
Ramesdana / -duna: William from Bishop of London; 2 men-at-arms from Bishop of Bayeux; Osbern from Hugh de Montfort; Robert Gernon and Ansketel from him; Humphrey from Ranulf, brother of Ilger. Mill, 4 beehives
—Domesday Book[4]

See also


  1. "Area selected: Basildon (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/viewFullDataset.do?instanceSelection=03070&productId=779&$ph=60_61&datasetInstanceId=3070&startColumn=1&numberOfColumns=4&containerAreaId=790385. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. "Essex Explorer". http://www.essexexplorer.co.uk/rivercrouch.html. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  3. Katharine Keats-Rohan (1999). Domesday Descendants: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents, 1066–1166: Pipe Rolls to Cartae Baronum. Ipswich, United Kingdom: Boydell Press. p. 942. ISBN 0-85115-863-3. 
  4. http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/essex4.html

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