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Gosbeck, Suffolk

Historical Description

Gosbeck, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 4½ miles E by N of Needham Market station on the G.E.R. Post town, Needham Market; money order and telegraph office, Coddenham. Acreage, 1475; population, 288. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £241 with residence. Patron, Pembroke College, Cambridge. The church has an embattled tower. It was thoroughly restored in 1884, and with its traces of Saxon architecture and its modern painted oak reredos is interesting and good.

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 parishGosbeck St. Mary 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

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

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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP6
Post TownIpswich