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Friston, Suffolk

Historical Description

Friston, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 3 miles SE from Saxmundham station on the G.E.R. There is a post office nnder Saxmundham; money order and telegraph office, Saxmundham. Acreage, 1737; population of the civil parish, 459; of the ecclesiastical, 1005. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Snape, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net yearly value, £192 with residence. The church is in the Early English style, and has a western tower. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishFriston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Friston 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

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

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP17
Post TownSaxmundham