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Pentlow, Essex

Historical Description

Pentlow, a parish in Essex, on the river Stour, at the boundary with Suffolk, 1 mile S from Cavendish station on the Sudbury and Haverhill branch of the G.E.R., and 5½ miles NW from Sudbury. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Cavendish. Acreage, 1898; population, 316. There is a parish council consisting of five members. An octagonal tower was erected in the rectory grounds in 1859 by the Rev. R. Bull to the memory of his father; is a fine structure in the Tudor style; and commands an extensive panoramic view, which includes about forty-six churches The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £300 with residence. The church is an ancient and interesting building of flint in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of apsidal chancel with N chapel, nave, S porch y and an embattled round tower at the W end. It has an Early Norman font and some ancient tombs and monuments. The nave and chancel have been restored.

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 CountyEssex 
Ecclesiastical parishPentlow St. George 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCO10
Post TownSudbury