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Benhall, Suffolk

Historical Description

Benhall, a parish in Suffolk, which consists of two small detached villages, Benhall Green and Benhall Street, adjacent to the Alde river, 1¼ mile SW of Saxmundham. It has a post office of the name of Benhall Green, under Saxmundham, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2165; population, 588. The manor belonged to successively the Uffords, the De la Poles, and the Dukes. Benhall Lodge is a pleasant country seat standing in a beautifully wooded park of 150 acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £129 with residence. The church is a building of flint in the Norman style, and has a brass of 1548.

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 parishBenhall St. Mary 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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