In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Frating like this:
FRATING, a parish in Tendring district, Essex; 2 miles ENE of Wivenhoe r. station, and 6 ESE of Colchester. It has a post office under Colchester. Acres, 1, 237. Real property, £3, 373. Pop., 235. Houses, 51. The property is divided among a few. Frating Hall is a principal residence. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Thorington, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £799.* Patron, St. John's College, Cambridge. The church is early English, and very good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Frating, in Tendring and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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