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Iken, Suffolk

Historical Description

Iken, a parish in Suffolk, on the river Aide, 3¾ miles W from Aldborough station on the G.E.R., and 5½ SE by S from Saxmundham. It has a post office under Tunstall (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Tunstall. Acreage, 2662, of which 30 are waste; population, 316. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £349 with residence. The church is a very ancient building of flint, with a thatched roof, has a tower, and stands on a hill.

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 parishIken St. Botolph 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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 Iken 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:

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP12
Post TownWoodbridge