Chelmondiston, Suffolk Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1727
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1698

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Chelmondiston

  • Nacton with Levington
  • Harkstead
  • Shotley
  • Holbrook
  • Woolverstone
  • Erwarton

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chelmondiston, a parish in Samford district, Suffolk; on the estuary of the river Orwell, 5¾ miles E by S of Bentley Junction r. station, and 6 SSE of Ipswich. It has a post-office under Ipswich, Acres, 1,627; of which 340 are water. Real property, £2,870. Pop., 949. Houses, 206. The property is divided among a few. Fisheries and the making of Roman cement are carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £347. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, and was recently in need of repair. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.

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

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County: Suffolk
Civil Registration District: Samford
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Suffolk
Diocese: Norwich
Rural Deanery: Samford
Poor Law Union: Samford
Hundred: Samford
Province: Canterbury