East Harling in 1839
East Harling is to the hundred of Gutltcross, 89 miles from London. The area of the parish is 2,990 acres, with a population, in 1831, of 1,031, about half agricultural. The town is small and has little trade. There is a weekly market on Tuesday for corn, and there are four yearly fairs, beside a statute fair for hiring servants.
The church consists of a nave, two aisles, and chancel, with a south porch with a square tower and a small spire at the west end. It contains a handsome carved screen and some stained-glass windows. There are one or two dissenting places of worship.
Quiddenham Hall, the seat of the earl of Albemarle, is in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory, of the clear yearly of £523. There were in 1833 three day-schools, with 127 children, and one Sunday-school with 100 children.