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Livermere Magna, Suffolk

Historical Description

Livermere Magna, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 5½ miles W by N of Ixworth, 6 NNE of Bury St Edmunds, and 2½ E from Ingham station on the G.E.R., and has a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order office, Barton; telegraph office, Ingham railway station. The parish comprises 1558 acres; population of the civil parish, 224; of the ecclesiastical, with Livermere Parva, 369. The manor, with Livermere Hall, belonged to the Duke of Grafton; passed to the Cokes, the Actons, and Admiral Sir G. N. Broke Middleton; and belongs now to Lord de Sanmarez. The hall is a handsome edifice, was built by the Duke of Grafton, and stands in a fine park over 400 acres in extent, well stocked with deer, which extends into Livermere Parva, and is traversed by a fine stream. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Livermere Parva, in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £380 with residence. The church is a small thatched building of flint and rubble in the Later English and Decorated styles, with a tower.

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 parishLivermere St. Peter 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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