History of Potter Street
St Mary Magdalene Church, Potter Street, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Potter Street >> White's Directory 1848
White's Directory of Essex 1848
POTTER STREET, or VILLAGE, as a hamlet of Harlow parish, from 2 to 3 miles South of the town, near the Common or Harlow Bush.
It had formerly several potteries, and has been much improved during the last 20 years.
It has a neat Church, (St. Mary Magdalen,) built in 1834, at the cost of about £1000 contributed by the Vicar and other subscribers. This building has recently been constituted a district church, and the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the vicar, and incumbency of the Rev. W.T. Beckett, M.A.
Attached to it is house for the minister, and also a National School.
The village has a respectable boarding school, a post office, and a Baptist Church. The latter was built in 1756, and enlarged in 1832, at the cost of £200.
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Potter Street - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Potter Street - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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