Easthorpe (St. Mary)

EASTHORPE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Lexden and Winstree, Colchester division of the hundred of Lexden, N. division of Essex, 4 miles (N. E. by E.) from Kelvedon; containing 146 inhabitants. The parish comprises 900 acres, of which 30 are woodland and plantations, and the remainder chiefly arable. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12, and in the patronage of the Hon. Col. Onslow: the tithes have been commuted for £265, and there are 27 acres of glebe. The church is a small edifice consisting of a nave and chancel, and has several ancient monuments; in the south wall is a recess, which appears to have contained the tomb of the founder.

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

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