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Claydon, Suffolk

Historical Description

Claydon, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Gipping and the G.E.R., 4 miles NNW of Ipswich, with a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ipswich. Acreage, 975; population of the civil parish, 562; of the ecclesiastical, which includes Akenham, 678. The working of lime and chalk is extensively carried on. The living is a rectory united with the rectory of Akenliam in the diocese of Norwich; joint yearly value, £467. The church is ancient, partly Saxon, and was restored in 1852. There is also a Congregational 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 parishClaydon St. Peter 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP6
Post TownIpswich