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Combs, Suffolk

Historical Description

Combs, a parish and a village in Suffolk, on the river Orwell, 2 miles S from Stowmarket station on the G.E.R., with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stowmarket. Acreage, 2822; population, 1184. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £284, in the gift of trustees of the late Earl of Ashburnham. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Early English and Decorated styles. There are large tanning and leather works here.

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 parishCombs St. Mary 
Poor Law unionStow 

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 Combs 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

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP14
Post TownStowmarket