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Belstead, Suffolk

Historical Description

Belstead, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 2 miles N from Bentley station on the G.E.R., and 3½ SW of Ipswich, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Copdock. Acreage, 1032; population, 254. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £230 with residence. The church is a small rubble building in the Perpendicular style, and there is a small Congregational chapel.

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 parishBelstead St. Mary 

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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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Postal districtIP8
Post TownIpswich