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Gunton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Gunton, a parish in Suffolk, on the coast, 1 mile N hy W from Lowestoft. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Lowestoft. Acreage, 825; population, 59. Gunton Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross yearly value, £115. The church has Late Norman doors and a low circular west tower, and was chiefly rebuilt in 1700.

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 parishGunton St. Peter 
HundredMutford and Lothingland 

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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Postal districtNR32
Post TownLowestoft