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Elmsett, Suffolk

Historical Description

Elmsett, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on a branch of the river Orwell, 4½ miles NE from Hadleigh station on the G.E.R. There is a post office under Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Hadleigh. Acreage, 1992; population, 434. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £557 with residence. Patrons, Clare Hall, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Decorated style. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. Boyse, one of the translators of the Bible, was a native.

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 parishElmsett St. Peter 
Poor Law unionCosford 

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 Elmsett 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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Postal districtIP7
Post TownIpswich