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Great Easton, Essex

Historical Description

Easton, Great, a parish in Essex, on the river Chelmer, 3 miles NNW of Dunmow station on the G.E.R., and 6½ E by N from Stanstead. It has a post office under Dunmow; money order and telegraph office, Dunmow. Acreage, 2559; population of the civil parish, 674; of the ecclesiastical, 543. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; value, £472 with residence. The church is an ancient building chiefly of flint, in mixed styles. Meade's charity, amounting to about £55 a year, is devoted to educational purposes.

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 parishEaston St. John 
Poor Law unionDunmow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Easton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Essex is available to browse.

The Essex pages from the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtCM6
Post TownDunmow