Easton (All Saints)

EASTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Plomesgate, hundred of Loes, E. division of Suffolk, 2¼ miles (N. N. W.) from Wickham-Market; containing 415 inhabitants. This was the residence of the families of Wingfield and Nassau, and Easton Park is now a seat of the Duke of Hamilton's. The parish comprises by measurement 1444 acres. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 18. 6½., and in the gift of his Grace: the tithes have been commuted for £320, and the glebe comprises 23 acres. The church is a handsome structure in the decorated English style, with a square embattled tower surmounted by an octagonal turret; in the chancel are brasses to the Wingfields, and there are good monuments to the late Earl of Rochford and his brother.

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

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