Foxearth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1551
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FOXEARTH, a parish in the district of Sudbury and county of Essex; near the river Stour, at the boundary with Suffolk, 3½ miles NW by N of Sudbury r. station. It has a post-office under Sudbury. Acres, 1, 640. Real property, £3, 161. Pop., 400. Houses, 101. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £396. Patron, the Rev. J. Foster. The church is old but very good; and has an embattled tower.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

FOXEARTH, a parish, in the union of Sudbury, hundred of Hinckford, N. division of Essex, 3½ miles (N. W.) from Sudbury; containing 474 inhabitants. It is partly bounded by the river Stour, and comprises by admeasurement 1473 acres, of which 1275 are arable, 166½ pasture, and 31½ woodland. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £10. 4. 4½., and in the gift of F. B. Pearson, Esq. The incumbent’s tithes have been commuted for £435, and the glebe comprises 23 acres; tithes belonging to the trustees of the Guildhall charity in Bury St. Edmund’s have been commuted for £68. 16. The church is an ancient edifice, with a square embattled tower.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Poll Books


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Sudbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Hedingham
  • Poor Law Union: Sudbury
  • Hundred: Hinckford
  • Province: Canterbury

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