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Twinstead, Essex

Historical Description

Twinstead, a parish in Essex, 4 miles from Bures station on the G.E.R., and 4½ from Sudbury. It has a post office under Sudbury; money order and telegraph office, Sudbury (Suffolk). Acreage, 1153; population, 195. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £188 with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. The church was built in i860, and is a building of red brick in the Middle Pointed or Geometrical style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and western bell-turret.

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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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCO10
Post TownSudbury