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Creeting St Mary, Suffolk

Historical Description

Creeting St Mary, a parish in Suffolk, which was formed in 1884 by the consolidating for civil purposes of the previously separate parishes of Greeting St Mary, Creeting-All-Saints, and Greeting St Olave. The houses are scattered over a wide area, but are about 1¼ mile NNE of Needham-Market, which is the railway station. It has a post office under Needham-Market; money order and telegraph-office, Needham-Market. Acreage, 3l85; population, 676. Bosmere Hall is a chief residence, having beautiful grounds bounded by the river Gipping. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £416 with residence, in the gift of Eton College. The Church of St Mary is an ancient Gothic building of flint and stone, with an embattled western tower. It was restored in 1884, and has two fine windows by Kempe.

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 parishCreeting St. Mary 
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

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 districtIP6
Post TownIpswich