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Boxford, Suffolk

Historical Description

Boxford, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands on an affluent of the river Stour, 6 miles ESE of Sudbury station on the G.E.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Colchester. The parish includes the township of Hadleigh near Boxford. Acreage, 1802; population of civil parish, 873; of ecclesiastical, 850. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £550 with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. The church is a building of flint in the Perpendicular style. There is a Congregational chapel at Edwardstone, close to Boxford. Mailing, milling, brick-making, and brewing are carried on.

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 parishBoxford St. Mary 
Poor Law unionCosford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Boxford from the following:

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