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Ampton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Ampton, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 4½ miles N of Bury St Edmunds, and ½ of a mile E by N of Ingham station on the G.E.R., with a post office under Bury St Edmunds, which is the money order office. There is a telegraph office at Ingham station. Acreage, 736; population, 136. Ampton Hall, a fine country seat of the Paley family, is situated in the midst of an extensive park. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £140. The church is massively built of flints, with chantry and a short square tower. There are several brasses and ancient monuments.

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 parishAmpton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP31
Post TownBury St. Edmunds