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Freston, Suffolk

Historical Description

Freston, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Orwell, 3 miles SE from Bentley station on the G.E.R., and S1- S of Ipswich, with a post office under Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Holbrook. Acreage, 1460; population, 265. A strong square tower of the Latymers is here, 12 feet long, 10 wide, and 6 stories high. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £290 with residence. The church, a small building in the Early English and Decorated styles, was restored in 1875. Preston Lodge 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 parishFreston St. Peter 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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 Freston 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 districtIP9
Post TownIpswich