Guestingthorpe, Essex

Historical Description

Gestingthorpe or Guestingthorpe, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands 3 ½ miles NNE of Castle Hedingham station on the Colne Valley railway, and 4 ¼ WSW of Sudbury, and has a post office under Halstead; money order and telegraph office, Castle Hedingham. The parish comprises 2709 acres; population, 620. The living is a vicarage and a sinecure rectory, but the rector must be a priest, in the diocese of St Albans; net yearly value, -£485. The church is a plastered building in the Early English style, and -has an embattled western tower of brick and a fine 15th century roof. It was restored in 1894, at a cost of £1100.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

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