The County of Suffolk

Suffolk is bounded, North by Norfolk, East by the German Ocean, South by Essex, and West by Cambridge. It is about 47 miles long, and about 27 broad, and is divided into 21 Hundreds: Babergh, Blackburn, Blything, Bosmere and Claydon, Carlford, Cobneis, Cosford, Hartesmere, Hoxne, Lackford, Loes, Mutford and Lothingland, Plomesgate, Risbridge, Samford, Stow, Thedwestry, Thingoe, Thredling, Wangford, Wilford. Rivers: the Gipping, the Stour, the Deben, the Waveney, the Little Ouse, the Ald, the Blyth, and the Larke. It has 29 Market-Towns; is in the Province of Canterbury, chiefly in the Diocese of Norwich, but partly in that of Canterbury, and in the Norfolk Circuit. It contains 1512 square miles, or 967,680 acres. Population, 315,073.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Suffolk Towns & Villages

Boxted Suffolk The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Boxted, a parish in the hund. of Babergh, union of Sudbury, county of Suffolk; 5 miles north east of Clare. Living, a rectory, not in charge, consolidated with Hartest. A fair is held here on Whit-Monday for cattle. Pop., in 1801, 171; in 1831, 239. Houses 23. Acres 1,580. A. P. £1,460. Poor rates, in 1837, £186.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Lidgate Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Lidgate, co. Suffolk.

P. T. Newmarket (61) 7 m. SE b E.; Pop. 389.

A parish in the hundred of Risbridge; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Sudbury and diocese of Norwich; valued in K. B. 15l. 10s. 5d.; church ded. to St. Mary; patron (1829) the Duke of Rutland. Lidgate, or Lydgate, the poetical monk of Bury, was born here.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Falkenham Suffolk Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland Gorton 1833

English: St. Ethelbert, Falkenham.
English: St. Ethelbert, Falkenham. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Falkinham [sic], co. Suffolk.

P. T. Ipswich (69) 8½ m. SE b E. Pop. 283.

A parish in the hundred of Colneis; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry of Suffolk and diocese of Norwich; valued in K. B. 7l. 11s. 3d.; church ded. to St. Ethelbert; patron, the Lord Chancellor.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Little Fakenham Suffolk Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland Gorton 1833

Fakenham, Little, co. Suffolk.

P. T. Thetford (80) 4½ m. SSE.

Pop. with Pa.

A hamlet in the parish of Euston and hundred of Blackbourn; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Sudbury and diocese of Norwich, not in charge; patronage with Barnham rectory. It is a sinecure, the church having fallen to decay.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.