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Herringswell, Suffolk

Historical Description

Herringswell, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on a branch of the river Lark, near the boundary with Cambridgeshire, 2½ miles NNE from Rennet station on the G.E.R., and 3½ S from MildenhalL Post town and money order office, Mildenhall (S.O.); telegraph office, Rennet. Acreage, 2242; population, 200. Herringswell House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £245 with residence. The church, rebuilt in 1869-70, is a building of flint in the Early English style.

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 parishHerringswell St. Ethelbert 
Poor Law unionMildenhall 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Herringswell 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

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DistrictForest Heath
Postal districtIP28
Post TownBury St. Edmunds