Good Easter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1814

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EASTER (Good), a parish in Chelmsford district, Essex; on an affluent of the Chelmer, 4¾ miles W by S of Great Waltham, and 6¼ NW of Chelmsford r. station. It has a post-office under Chelmsford. Acres, 2, 081. Real property, £3, 074. Pop., 539. Houses, 107. The property is subdivided. There is a chalybeate spring. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of High Easter, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £169. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St. Pauls. The church is ancient but good; and has a tower and spire. Charities, £7.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

EASTER, GOOD (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Chelmsford, hundred of Dunmow, N. division of Essex, 8 miles (N. W. by W.) from Chelmsford; containing 504 inhabitants. This place, at the time of the Norman survey, belonged to Eustace, Earl of Boulogne, by whom it was given to the collegiate church of St. Martin-le-Grand, in London. The parish contains by measurement 2000 acres, nearly the whole of which is arable; the surface is pleasingly varied, in several parts forming gentle acclivities, and the soil is a lightish mould, on a subsoil of clay, alternated with chalk. The living is a discharged vicarage, with the vicarage of High Easter consolidated in 1771, valued in the king’s books at £8, and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s, London. The great tithes, belonging to W. Rust, Esq., have been commuted for £369, and the vicarial for £120. The church is an ancient edifice, with a tower of stone surmounted by a tall spire of wood; in the chancel are several arched recesses in the wall, which were probably cells or chapels. There is a strong chalybeate spring.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Poll Books


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Chelmsford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Good Easter
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post-1844 – Roding
  • Poor Law Union: Chelmsford
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury

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