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Homersfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Homersfield or St Mary South TtlmTin-ni, a village and a parish in Suffolk, The village stands on the river Wave-ney, at the boundary with Norfolk, near the Waveney Valley branch of the G.E.R., 4 miles SW from Bnngay, and has a station on the railway. It has a post office under Harleston; money order and telegraph office, Harleston. The parish comprises 1005 acres; population of the civil parish, 160; of the ecclesiastical parish, with South Elmham Saint Cross, 382. The property almost entirely belongs to the Adair family, who are lords of the manor. A residence of the Bishop of Norwich was here in the time of Henry III. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of South Elmham Saint Cross, in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £200. The church is of mixed styles with Norman portions, has an ivy-clad tower, and was repaired in 1865 and again in 1890.

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 parishHomersfield St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWangford 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Homersfield 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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Postal districtIP20
Post TownHarleston