High Easter - Main road c1910

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

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EASTER (High), a parish in Dunmow district, Essex; 4½ miles S by W of Dunmow r. station, and 8½ NW of Chelmsford. It has a post-office under Chelmsford-Acres, 4, 725. Real property, £6, 005. Pop., 947. Houses, 202. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage annexed to Good Easter, in the diocese of Rochester. The church is ancient. There are an Independent chapel and a national school.

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, HIGH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Dunmow, N. division of Essex, 5 miles (S. by W.) from Dunmow; containing 975 inhabitants. The parish takes its distinguishing epithet from its elevated situation with respect to the parish of Good-Easter. It comprises by computation nearly 5000 acres, of which by far the greater portion is arable, and the remainder meadow and pasture, with 137 acres of wood; the soil of the arable land is tenacious, and produces fine crops: the surface is gently undulated. The living is a vicarage, consolidated with that of Good-Easter, and valued in the king’s books at £14. 14. 7.; appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s. The church is a spacious and lofty structure, with a stately tower of stone surmounted by a spire.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Poll Books


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Dunmow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 – London, Post-1845 – Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Dunmow, Post-1844 – Roding
  • Poor Law Union: Chelmsford
  • Hundred: Dunmow
  • Province: Canterbury

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