An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex, Volume 4, South east. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1923.
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18. CRANHAM. (B.d.)
(O.S. 6 in. lxxv. N.W.)
Cranham is a parish 4 m. E.S.E. of Romford.
(1). Parish Church of All Saints was re-built in 1874 but contains from the old church the following:—
Fittings—Bells: three; 1st and 2nd by John Danyell, 15th-century and both inscribed "Johannes Est Nomen Eius"; 3rd by Henry Jordan, 15th-century and inscribed "Sancta Petre Ora Pro Nobis." Brass: In chancel—to Nathan Wright, 1657, inscription and achievement-of-arms. Floor-slab: In chancel—to Susannah (Wright), wife successively of Charles Potts and Francis Drake, 1664, with achievement-of-arms.
The churchyard wall on the S. and W. is of 16th-century brick.
(2). Cottage, on E. side of main road, 1 m. N. of the church, is of one storey with attics, timber-framed and weather-boarded; the roofs are thatched. It was built in the 17th century on a rectangular plan and has an original chimney-stack at the W. end.
(3). Wall round the garden of Cranham Hall is of 16th-century brickwork.