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Cotton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Cotton, a village and a parish in Suffolk, three-quarters of a mile S of Finningham station on the G.E.R., and 6 miles N by E of Stowmarket, with a post office under Stowmarket; money order office, Bacton; telegraph office, Finningham. Acreage, 2008; population, 472. Cotton Hall, now a farmhouse, is an ancient mansion surrounded by a moat. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross yearly value, £396 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles," and there is a Wesleyan 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 parishCotton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionHartismere 

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 Cotton 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