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Thorrington, Essex

Historical Description

Thorrington, a parish in Essex, on the Tendring Hundred branch of the G.E.R., on which it has a station, 8 miles SE from Colchester. It has a post and money order office under Colchester. Acreage, 2057; population of the civil parish, 384; of the ecclesiastical, with Frating, 618. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to St John's College, Cambridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans, annexed to that of Frating; joint net value, £427 with residence, in the gift of St John's College, Cambridge. The church is an edifice in the Transition style, with an embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.

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 parishThorrington St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionTendring 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCO7
Post TownColchester