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"THORRINGTON, or THORINGTON, lies in Tendring Hundred and Union, Rochester Bipshopric, North Essex, 8 miles south-east of Colchester station, 7 south-west of Thorpe, and 2 north of Brightlingsea. The area of the parish is 1,930 acres, and the population, in 1851, was 458. The church of St. Mary Magdalen consists of a body and north aisle, with a tower of flint and stones with five bells. The living is a rectory with that of Frating annexed, and valued at £749 yearly, in the gift of St John's College, Cambridge. There is a meeting-house for Wesleyan Methodists. Part of the ground lies high, but there are about a hundred acres of marsh." [From the Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Kent ... , 1855]


  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex


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Historical Geography

  • Thorrington was a member of the Tendring Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Thorrington was a member of the Tendring Poor Law Union