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Great Thurlow, Suffolk

Historical Description

Thurlow, Great, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 3½ miles N by E of Haverhill station on the G.E.R. It has a fair on 11 Oct., and it gives name and title to the descendants of Lord Chancellor Thurlow. Post town, Newmarket. Acreage, 2055; population, 383. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £370 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, was restored in 1879. There is a Congregational 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 parishThurlow All Saints 
Poor Law unionRisbridge 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtCB9
Post TownHaverhill