History of Middleton

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All Saints Church, Middleton.
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History of Middleton >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

MIDDLETON, a small village and parish, in the Stour valley, 1 mile South by West of Sudbury, has only 127 souls, and 896 acres of land.

W.H. Windham, Esq., is the lord of the manor, but part of the soil belongs to T. Moss, W.M. Jones, and W. Hurrell, Esqrs.

The Church is a small structure of great antiquity, with an ornamented Saxon doorway, and a wooden turret. The organ and a fine old painting of the Angel appearing to the Virgin, were given by the Rev. Oliver Raymond, LL.B.

He is the present patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £8, and now having 45A. of glebe, and £400 a year in lieu of tithes. The rector has a good residence, and is rural dean of Belchamp.

The other principal residents are William Hurrell, farmer, Gate House; and Thomas Moss, Esq., of Middleton Place. The latter is a handsome modern mansion, with tasteful pleasure grounds.

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Middleton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Middleton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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