Easton on the map
Thank you for accessing this website and welcome to Easton.
If you are a resident hopefully you will find something to interest and inform you.
If you are visiting the site or an ex-resident, welcome, we hope you will enjoy finding out about our village or updating your knowledge.
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All history pages - thanks very much to Brian Boon for his excellent detective work
(Now includes the Visitors Guest Book (page 24 onwards) the paintings in the book are fabulous!)
High resolution images from the 1919 auction are here
All art sale info copyright Horniman Museum London
Clich here to see a short film by the BBC local news team featuring Easton in 1974. There are shots of the wiggly wall near Pound Corner (with the cameraman standing on the top of the wall at one point), Harriers Walk just after that was completed, the Hunt Kennels (the old ones opposite Martly Hall, before they burnt down) with a view of the mounting block, the little golf course (again, on the opposite side of the road just before you get to Martly Hall - where the builders fencing is now), somebodies swimming pool full of plastic balls???, and lots of the Easton Harriers Hunt pack of hounds going through the street, you see the "Smoke Room" at the White Horse, as far as the old Post Office (notice there are no Debenside flats opposite the PO, then on to Letheringham Mill. A great liitle slice of Easton from the 70's. If you know anybody in the film please let me know so I can add some more detail.
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The village green, looking towards Wickham Market
Easton lies in the gentle valley of the river Deben some two and a half miles from Wickham Market to the southeast and five miles from Framlingham to the north. The river marks the boundary between Letheringham to the southwest and Easton. The main street of the village lies north of the river which bends in a loop quite close to the centre of the village and then away again. There are many acres of water meadows on either side of the river, which often flood. To the north east of the village the land rises to a plateau where the Cricket Club, Bowls Club and Cemerty are located.
All Saints Church
Historically the village is mentioned in the Domesday and was linked to the manor of Martley until 1627, when Sir Arthur Wingfield made the 150 acre estate his home. In 1688 Easton was purchased by the Prince of Orange for the Earl of Rochford. The fifth Earl made many improvements before he died in 1830. These included surrounding the Easton Estate and house with its famous "crinkle-crankle wall".
Part of the crinkle-crankle wall
On the death of the fifth Earl, the estate went to the Duke of Hamilton, who rarely lived there and left the affairs in the hands of an agent who lived in the 17 Century Agent's house next to the White Horse Inn. Lady Hamilton was responsible for the gothic windows in many of the Easton properties, for the Victorian dairy and other buildings at the Easton Farm Park, also the school, the Village Hall and many other features such as the round houses.
The original entrance gates to the Manor house
The Estate house was demolished fairly early in the 1920s with many estate buildings conveted into dwellings. A new group of houses were built in the 1960s in Harriers Walk (behind the Wall).
The village consisits of approximately 141 houses of varying ages from half-timbererd to modern and has a large church befitting the Earls of Rochford and the Hamiltons.
The centre of the village around the green, the church and the pub is a conservation area and the village is enhanced by an open space more or less opposite the pub, part of which is used as a car park.
One of the cottages overlooking the village green, the White Horse Inn on the right of the picture, circa 1938
A postcard from Easton, dated 1907. View of the Village Green and White Horse Pub
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Colour photographs by Paul Davey