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Eastwood, Essex

Historical Description

Eastwood, a very ancient parish in Essex, mainly on Broomhill river, 2¼ miles SW from Rochford station on the G.E.R., and 2¼ 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.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyEssex 
Ecclesiastical parishEastwood St. Lawrence and All Saints 
Poor Law unionRochford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtSS9
Post TownLeigh-On-Sea