Mistley, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on the river Stour, and on the Harwich branch of the O.E.R., and at the N boundary of the county, three-quarters of a mile ESE of Manningtree; was formerly called Mistley Thorn; commands extensive and beautiful views along the 'Stour and into Suffolk; is a seat of petty sessions; carries on considerable commerce in corn, malt, and coals, from a good quay; and has a post, money order, and telegraph officeunder Manningtree, and a railway station in the centre of the village. The parish comprises 2125 acres; population of the civil parish, 1639 ; of the ecclesiastical, with Bradfield, 2375. The manor belonged at Domesday to Henry de Kamis, and passed to the Rainforths, the Baynings, and others. Mistley Hall belonged to the De Veres, passed to the Rigbys and to Lord Pitt Rivers, was sold with the estate around it in 1845. Mistley Lodge and Mistley Place are chief residences. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Bradfield, in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £708 with residence. The church, consecrated in 1871, is a building of Kentish ragstone in the Early Decorated style; consists of chancel, nave, aisles, vestry, organ chamber, S porch, and a western tower with spire 140 feet high. It has a stone pulpit, a fine modern font, and a beautifully decorated interior. There is a school chapel at Horsley Cross, and also a Primitive Methodist chapel. A portion of the town of Manningtree is in the parish of Mistley.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Mistley St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Tendring|
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