Easter, High (St. Mary)

EASTER, HIGH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Dunmow, N. division of Essex, 5 miles (S. by W.) from Dunmow; containing 975 inhabitants. The parish takes its distinguishing epithet from its elevated situation with respect to the parish of Good-Easter. It comprises by computation nearly 5000 acres, of which by far the greater portion is arable, and the remainder meadow and pasture, with 137 acres of wood; the soil of the arable land is tenacious, and produces fine crops: the surface is gently undulated. The living is a vicarage, consolidated with that of Good-Easter, and valued in the king's books at £14. 14. 7.; appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's. The church is a spacious and lofty structure, with a stately tower of stone surmounted by a spire.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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