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Chediston, Suffolk

Historical Description

Chediston, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 2 miles W by N of Halesworth station on the G.E.R. There is a post office under Halesworth; money order and telegraph office, Halesworth. Acreage, 2496; population, 363. Chediston Hall is a Tudor edifice, and the seat of the Rants. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Halesworth, in the diocese of Norwich; joint gross yearly value, £500 with residence at Halesworth. The church is a building of flint in the Early English style. There is a Primitive Methodist 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 parishChediston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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 Chediston 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP19
Post TownHalesworth