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Alpheton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Alpheton, a parish in Suffolk, on an affluent of the river Stour, 7 miles N of Sudbury, 3 NW from Lavenham station on the G.E.R., and 2½ from Cockfield, which is the money order and telegraph office. Post town, Long Melford (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1222; population, 234. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; yearly tithe rent charge, £275 with residence. The church is a building of flint and stone 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 CountySuffolk 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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 Alpheton 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 districtCO10
Post TownSudbury