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Hepworth, Suffolk

Historical Description

Hepworth, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 3½ miles SW from the Little Ouse river, at the-boundary with Norfolk, 5 NE from Ixworth, and 9 SE from Thetford station on the G.E.R., and has a post office under Diss; money order and telegraph office, Walsham-le-WillowsL The parish comprises 1693 acres; population, 439. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £305. Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of rubble, with a thatched roof, in the Early English style, and has an embattled tower. There is a Primitive Methodist 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 parishHepworth St. Peter 
Poor Law unionThetford 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hepworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hepworth are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP22
Post TownDiss