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Capel St Mary, Suffolk

Historical Description

Capel-St-Mary, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The parish lies on the Hadleigh branch of the G.E.R., 5 miles SE of Hadleigh, and has a station on the railway and a post office under Ipswich, both of the name of Capel; money order office, Bentley; telegraph office, Copdock. Acreage, 1917; population of the civil parish, 605; of the ecclesiastical, 661. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Little Wenham, in the diocese of Norwich; joint gross yearly commutation value, £826 with residence. The church, a building of rubble in the Early Decorated and Perpendicular styles, was restored in 1869. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishCapel St. Mary 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtIP9
Post TownIpswich