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Aldringham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Aldringham-cum-Thorpe, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands near the coast and 1 mile S of Leiston station on the G.E.R., and 2½ miles N of Aldborough. It was formerly a market-town, and it still has a pleasure fair on 11 Dec. The parish contains also the hamlet of Thorpe. It has a post office under Saxmundham; money order and telegraph office, Leiston. Acreage, 1692, with 51 of water; population, 577. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich, and includes the curacy of Thorpe; gross yearly value, £84 with residence. The church is transition Norman, and has an octagonal font. There is a Baptist chapel. Aldringham House is a country residence here.

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 parishAldringham St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP16
Post TownLeiston