Thorrington, a parish in Essex, on the Tendring Hundred branch of the G.E.R., on which it has a station, 8 miles SE from Colchester. It has a post and money order office under Colchester. Acreage, 2057; population of the civil parish, 384; of the ecclesiastical, with Frating, 618. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to St John's College, Cambridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans, annexed to that of Frating; joint net value, £427 with residence, in the gift of St John's College, Cambridge. The church is an edifice in the Transition style, with an embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Thorrington St. Mary Magdalene|
|Poor Law union||Tendring|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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