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Wangford, Suffolk

Historical Description

Wangford, a parish in Suffolk, 3½ miles SW of Brandon station on the G.E.R. Post town, Brandon. Acreage, 3285; population of the civil parish, 50; of the ecclesiastical, with Brandon Ferry, 2314. Wangford Hall was the residence of Lord Chief Justice Wright of the time of James II., and is now the residence of the Catchpole family. Extensive rabbit warrens are here, and sometimes furnish as many as 1200 rabbits weekly to the London market. The living is a rectory, annexed to Brandon. The church, an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, was restored in 1875.

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 CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishWangford St. Denis 
Poor Law unionMildenhall 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wangford from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtNR34
Post TownBeccles