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The local history of the historic county, organised by parish.

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A History of the County of Essex: Volume 2

William Page, J. Horace Round (editors) (1907)
A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 4Ongar Hundred

W. R. Powell (Editor) (1956)
Covers the 26 parishes of Ongar hundred, including Chipping and High Ongar, Chigwell, Stondon Massey and Theydon Bois.

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 5

W.R. Powell (editor) (1966)
Provides 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.

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6

W.R.Powell (editor) (1973)
Includes parishes of Becontree hundred now within the London boroughs of Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbridge. These include West and East Ham, Walthamstow and Wanstead. The rest of the hundred is treated in volume 5.

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 7

W.R.Powell (editor) (1978)
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 and Rainham.

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 8

W. R. Powell (editor), Beryl A. Board, Nancy Briggs, J. L. Fisher, Vanessa A. Harding, Joan Hasler, Norma Knight, Margaret Parsons, (1983)
Accounts of the parishes of Chafford and Harlow hundreds, including Brentwood, Harlow and Thurrock.

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 9The Borough of Colchester

Janet Cooper, C R Elrington (Editors), A P Baggs, Beryl Board, Philip Crummy, Claude Dove, Shirley Durgan, N R Goose, R B Pugh, Pamela Studd, C C Thornton (1994)
The volume, the first full-scale, comprehensive and scholarly history of the ancient borough of Colchester to be published, describes the life of the oldest and for long the largest town in Essex from the Iron Age to 1990.

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 10Lexden Hundred (Part) including Dedham, Earls Colne and Wivenhoe

Janet Cooper (Editor) (2001)
Exploring the area of Lexden Hundred to the north and west of Colchester.