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Middleton, Essex

Historical Description

Middleton, a parish in Essex, on the river Stour, at the boundary with Suffolk, 2 miles S from Sudbnry station on the G.E.R. Post town and telegraph office, Sudbury; money order office, Ballingdon. Acreage, 876; population, 142. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £329 with residence. The church is partly Norman and partly Saxon, with a wooden spire; was recently restored; and has fine stained glass windows, and a carved oak reredos. It contains a tomb of James Samison, formerly rector of Middleton, who died in 1349.

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 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCO10
Post TownSudbury