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Henley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Henley, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village is 2½ miles ENE of Claydon station on the G.E.R., and about 4 N of Ipswich. It has a post office under Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Claydon. The parish comprises 1235 acres; population, 220. Near its NE boundary rises the Fyme, an affluent of the river Deben. The Dean and Chapter of Norwich are lords of the manor of Henley Sextons, and also patrons of the living, which is a vicarage I'B the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £190. The church is an ancient building in the Early English and Perpendicular styles. Henley Hall, where the Theobald family formerly resided, is the chief residence in the parish.

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 parishHenley St. Peter 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Henley from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP6
Post TownIpswich