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Cretingham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Cretingham, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Deben, 5¼ miles WSW of Framlingham station on the G.E.R. The village, named after Gilbert de Cretingham, a former lord of the manor, has a post office under Wickham-Market; money order and telegraph office, Debenham. Acreage of parish, 1649; population, 298. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £90. Patron, the <½ueen or the Lord Chancellor. The church, of the loth century, is a Gothic building of flint and stone, with an embattled western tower, containing five bells.

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 parishCretingham St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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 Cretingham 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP13
Post TownWoodbridge