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Cookley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Cookley, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 3 miles WSW of Halesworth station on the G.E.R. Post town, Halesworth; money order and telegraph office, Halesworth. Acreage, 1727; population, 205. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Huntingfield, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net yearly value, £511. The church, which is a small building of flint in the Early English style, consists of nave and chancel, with a tower, and has a Norman door, Decorated English windows, an oaken roof, good carved benches, an octagonal font, and a brass of 1587. It was restored in 1894.

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 parishCookley St. Michael 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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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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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP19
Post TownHalesworth