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Chilton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Chilton, a village and a parish in Suffolk, adjacent to the river Stour, 1½ mile NE of Sudbury station on the G.E.R. Post town, Sudbury; money order and telegraph office, Sudbury. Acreage, 1006; population of the civil parish, 204; of the ecclesiastical, 297. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; value, £200. The church is a building of flint in the Perpendicular style, and well restored. The old moated hall with drawbridge, formerly the seat of the Crane family (to whom there are some good monuments in the church), is now used as a farmhouse.

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 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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