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Belton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Belton, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the G.E.R. and river Waveney, 4¼ miles SW by W of Yarmouth. The parish has a station on the railway, and includes the hamlet of Browston. Post town, Yarmouth; telegraph office, Gorleston. Acreage, 2057; population, 752. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church is old but good, and has a round tower, which was rebuilt in 1849. The main building was restored in 1881. There is also a small Primitive Methodist chapel and a public institute and reading room.

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 parishBelton All Saints 
HundredMutford and Lothingland 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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