Gestingthorpe  Essex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gestingthorpe like this:

GESTINGTHORPE, or Guestingthorpe, a village and a parish in the district of Sudbury and county of Essex. The village stands on a small affluent of the river Stour, 3¼ miles NNE of Castle-Hedingbam r. station, and 4¼ WSW of Sudbury; and has a post office under Halstead. The parish comprises 2, 630 acres. ...

Real property, £5, 103. Pop., 769. Houses, 183. The property is much subdivided. The living is twofold, a vicarage and a sinecure rectory, in the diocese of Rochester. Value of the vicarage, £150;* of the rectory, £454. Patron of both, P. Elwes, Esq. The church is old but good; and has a tower. Charities, £16.

Gestingthorpe through time

Gestingthorpe is now part of Braintree district. Click here for graphs and data of how Braintree has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Gestingthorpe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gestingthorpe, in Braintree and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2019

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