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Flempton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Flempton, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Lark, 3 miles N of Saxham station on the G.E.R., and 4 NW of Bury St Edmunds, with a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order office, Bury St Edmunds; telegraph office, 'Lackford. Acreage, 947; population of the civil parish, 187; of the ecclesiastical, with Hengrave, 376. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of 'Hengrave, in the diocese of Ely; tithe commuted at £445 with residence. The church is of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style, and was thoroughly restored in 1885. There is a curious and uncommon double piscina in the sacrarium, also a very quaint old Jacobean pulpit in perfect order.

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 parishFlempton St. Catherine 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Flempton 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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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP28
Post TownBury St. Edmunds