Sotherton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Sotherton, a parish in Suffolk, 4 miles ENE of Balesworth station on the East Suffolk branch of the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Wangford (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1095; population, 159. The property belongs to the Earl of Stradbroke, who is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory, annexed to Uggeshall; joint gross value, £588 with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Stradbroke. The church, which was rebuilt in 1854, is a small building of flint in the Decorated style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Suffolk
Ecclesiastical parish Sotherton St. Andrew
Hundred Blything
Poor Law union Blything

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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