Harlow is a railway and telegraph station on the Eastern Counties (Cambridge) railway, on the borders of Hartfordshire. It is in the Hundred of Harlow, Epping union, Rochester disocese, Essex archdeaconry, and Harlow deanery, and is in the Bishop Stortford county court district, South Essex; it is 26 1/2 miles by rail from London and 23 by road, 7 miles north-west of Onger, 6 miles south of Bishop Stortford, and about 5 1/2 miles north of Epping, 10 miles north-east of Chestunt, 12 miles west of Hertford and Ware, 21 1/2 miles south from Cambridge and 18 miles west of Chelmsford."
[Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1862]

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL4678411118 (Lat/Lon: 51.779483,0.126357), Harlow which are provided by:

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Probate Records


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