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Drinkstone, Suffolk

Historical Description

Drinkstone, a parish in Suffolk, 2½ miles SSW of Elms-well station on the G.E.R., and 6 WNW of Stowmarket. It lias a post office under Bury-St-Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Woolpit. Acreage, 2196; population, 396. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross yearly value, £485 with residence. The church is ancient, and lias a tower. Drinkstone Park, the seat of the Powell family, is a fine mansion situated in a beautiful park of 250 acres. Drinkstone House is a chief residence.

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 parishDrinkstone All Saints 
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 Drinkstone 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 districtIP30
Post TownBury St. Edmunds