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Felixstowe, Suffolk

Historical Description

Felixstowe or Felixtow, a parish in Suffolk, on the coast, between the rivers Deben and Stour, near Bawdsey Haven and Landguard Fort, 5 miles NE of Harwich by steam ferry, and 11½ SE of Ipswich. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), and a station on the G.E.R. Acreage, 1921 of land and 517 of tidal water and foreshore; popula-""tion, 1584. A small headland bears the name of Felixstowe ' Point. Since the opening of the railway the village has become a place of summer resort, and three large hotels and numerous lodging-houses have been erected for the accommodation of visitors. It possesses good cliffs and sands, is well lighted and drained, and has an ample supply of water drawn from a deep artesian well bored into the chalk. Its golf links have more than a local reputation, and its golf club, which was formed in 1880, has now about 500 members. The Empress of Germany, with her family, was a resident in the summer of 1891. The dock, opened in 1887, has a

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 parishFelixstow St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionWoodbridge 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Felixstowe from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


Online maps of Felixstowe are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP11
Post TownFelixstowe