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Leavenheath, Suffolk

Historical Description

Leavenheath, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Suffolk. The village stands 2½ miles NNW of Nayland, and 4¼ NE of Bures station on the Colchester and Bury section, of the G.E.R. It has a post office under Colchester; money order and telegraph office, Nayland. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1868 from the civil parishes of Assington, Nayland, Polstead, Stoke-by-Nayland, and Wissington or Wiston. Population, 361. The living is a vicarage in thfr diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £83 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Stoke-by-Nayland. The church, erected in 1835 and enlarged in 1882, is a building of brick and stone in the Early English style. There is also a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


Online maps of Leavenheath are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

Postal districtCO6
Post TownColchester