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Gisleham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Gisleham, a parish in Suffolk, near the coast, 2½ miles S from Carlton Colville station on the G.E.R., and 4½ SW by S of Lowestoft. Post town, Lowestoft; money order and telegraph office, Kessingland. Acreage, 1341; population, 287. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross yearly value, £312 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient but very good, has a round tower, surmounted by a hexagonal steeple, and contains an octagonal Later English font, and remains of a screen.

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 parishGisleham Holy Trinity 
HundredMutford and Lothingland 

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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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Postal districtNR33
Post TownLowestoft