St. Mary's Church, Easthorpe© Copyright Glyn Baker contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Easthorpe >> White's Directory 1848
EAST THORPE, or Easthorpe, a small secluded village, 7 miles West South West of Colchester, and nearly 4 miles North East of Kelvedon, has in its parish only 146 souls, and 1300 acres of land.
The Hon. Col. Onslow is lord of the manor, but a great part of the soil belongs to Earl Verulam, C. G. Round, Esq., and several smaller owners. At Domesday survey, the manor was held by the Earl of Boulogne, and it was afterwards held by the Blund, Gernon, Peyton, Audley, and other families.
The Church (Saint Mary) is a small antique fabric, and the living is a rectory valued in K.B. at £12, and in 1831 at £211, in the gift of the Hon Col. Onslow, and incumbency of the Rev. G. C. Bowles, who has a neat parsonage house and 35 acres of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1842, for £200 per annum.
The poor have a yearly rent-charge of 7s.2½d., left by the Hon. Kingston Clarke, about 1600.
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Easthorpe - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Easthorpe - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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