St. Andrew's Church, Greenstead© Copyright Robert Edwards contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Greenstead >> White's Directory 1848
Greenstead Parish is an eastern suburb of Colchester, on the opposite side of the river Colne, and includes several scattered houses on Parsons Heath, and on the roads to Ipswich, Harwich, and Bromley, extendeding from one to two miles East of the town. It has 601 inhabitants and 20 voters.
Earl de Grey owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor, which passed to his familyu with that of Mile-end. The old Hall is occupied by a farmer.
The Church (St. Andrew,) is a small ancient building with a brick tower, and the living is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £5; in 1831 at £206, and now at £284. It is in the patronage of the Crown, and incumbency of the Rev. Charles Hewitt, M.A. who was inducted in 1797. The Rev. William Wright, M.A., is curate.
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Greenstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Greenstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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