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Sturmere, Essex

Historical Description

Sturmer, Stourmere, or Sturmere, a village and a parish in Essex, on the Stour Valley branch of the G.E.R., 1¼ mile SE of Haverhill. There is a station on the railway, and a post office of the name of Sturmer under Halstead; money order and telegraph office, Haverhill. Acreage of the civil parish, 995; population, 342; of the ecclesiastical, 351. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Stanley family. Sturmer Hall, an old moated mansion, is now occupied as a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value£267 with residence. The church is an ancient building of nibble in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and western tower. It was restored in 1877 and 1883.

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 unionRisbridge 

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