In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described the East like this:
EAST, a hundred in Rutland. It forms the eastern section of the county; and measures 10¾ miles in extreme length from N to S, and 8½ in extreme breadth. Acres, 18, 743. Pop., 3, 945. Houses, 821.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing the East has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Rutland. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering the East and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of the East in Rutland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th May 2013
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