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Euston, Suffolk

Historical Description

Euston, a village and a parish in Suffolk, at the verge of the county, on the eastern bank of the Thet, near its junction with the Ouse, 3 miles SE from Thetford station on the G.E.R. The parish includes the hamlet of Little Fakenham, and it has a post and telegraph office under Thetford; money order office, Thetford. Acreage, 4160; population of the civil parish, 219; of the ecclesiastical, with Little Fakenham and Barnham, 673. The manor belonged to the Eustons; passed to the Pattishalls and to Benet, Earl of Arlington; went, by marriage, to the first Duke of Grafton; and gives to the Dukes of Grafton the title of Earl. Euston Hall is a seat of the Duke of Grafton, is constructed of red brick, and stands amid charming scenery in a park of 1262 acres. A banqueting house, called the Temple, crowns an eminence in the park, was erected by Kent, and is in the Grecian style. The living is a rectory, united with the rectories of Bamham and Little Fakenham, in the diocese of Ely; joint net value, £349 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Grafton. The church, which stands in the park, is a building in the Italian style. It has some fine stained windows, a beautifully decorated interior, and it contains some interesting monuments and memorials of the Grafton family, Euston, Station, the principal terminusof the L. &N.W.R., is situated on the north side of Euston Square, London, near Euston Road and Tottenham Court Road. The entrance hall contains a colossal statue of Geo. Stephenson by Baily. The Euston Hotel stands just outside the station gates.

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 parishEuston St. Genevieve 
Poor Law unionThetford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP24
Post TownThetford