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Chillesford, Suffolk

Historical Description

Chillesford, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Butley, 3 miles NW of Orford, and 5½ ESE of Wickham-Market station on the G.E.R. Post town, Wickham-Market; money order and telegraph office, Orford. Acreage, 1852 of land, and 22 of water and foreshore; population, 241. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £236 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Second Pointed style.

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 parishChillesford St. Peter 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chillesford from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


Online maps of Chillesford are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP12
Post TownWoodbridge