In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Middleton like this:
MIDDLETON, a parish in the district of Sudbury and county of Essex; on the river Stour at the boundary with Suffolk, 1 mile S of Sudbury r. station. Post town, Sudbury. Acres, 875. Real property, £1,839. Pop., 138. Houses, 31. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £557.* Patron, the Rev. O. Raymond. The church is partly Norman, with a wooden spire; was recently restored; and has fine stained glass windows, and an altar-piece by Schiavone.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Middleton, in Braintree and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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