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Great Finborough, Suffolk

Historical Description

Finborough, Great, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on a tributary of the Gipping, 3 miles WSW of Stowmarket station on the G.E.R., with a post and money order office under Stowmarkefc; telegraph office, Stowmarket. Acreage, 1695; population, 462. The manor belonged to the Wollas-tons, and passed to the Pettiwards. Finborough Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £180. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church was rebuilt in 1874-75 in the Decorated style. It contains some monuments of the Wollastons. There is a Congregational chapel. Finborough Hall is a mansion of white brick, standing in a park of 200 acres. Wollasfcon, the writer of the " Religion of Nature," was a native.

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 parishFinborough St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionStow 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP14
Post TownStowmarket