Eastwood, a very ancient parish in Essex, mainly on Broomhill river, 2 ¼ miles SW from Rochford station on the G.E.R., and 2 ¼ NNE from Leigh station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend railway. Post town, Rochford ; money order and telegraph office, Rayleigh under Chelmsford. Acreage, 2989 of land and 20 of water; population, 585. East-wood Bury, a modern building of brick, is the seat of the Stalhbrass family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, o£250. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church consists of chancel, nave, and two aisles, with a tower, and is ancient but good. A portion of Wallasea Island is included in Eastwood.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Eastwood St. Lawrence and All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Rochford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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