In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Greenstead like this:
GREENSTEAD, a parish in Colchester district, Essex; on the river Colne, 1 mile S of Colchester. It contains the Hythe r. station, and has a post office under Colchester. Real property, £3, 422. Pop., 789. Houses, 178. The property mostly belongs to two owners. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £293. * Patron, the Crown. The church is very good; and the new church of St. John the Evangelist also is here.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Greenstead, in Colchester and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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