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Assington, Suffolk

Historical Description

Assington, a parish in Suffolk, on an affluent of the river Stour, 3½ miles NE of Bures station on the G.E.R., and 5 SE of Sudbury, under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Boxford. Acreage, 3041; population, 591. The manor belonged formerly to the Corbets, and now to the Gurdon family, whose seat is Assington Hall. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; value, £420. The church is a building of flint in the Perpendicular 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 
Ecclesiastical parishAssington St. Edmund 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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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Postal districtCO10
Post TownSudbury