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Kedington, Suffolk

Historical Description

Kedington or Ketton, a village and a parish in Suffolk, but part of the latter in Essex. The village stands on the river Stour, 2½ miles ENE from Haverhill station on the G.E.R., and has a post office under Haverhill; money order and telegraph, Haverhill. The parish contains also Brockley Green and the Risbridge Workhouse. Acreage, 2406, of which 773 are in Essex; population in Suffolk, 747; in Essex, 109. The manor was known at Domesday as Keditune, belonged to the Baynards, and passed to the Earls of Clare and the Bamardistons. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £500 with residence. The church is neat and good, and contains many ancient and handsome monuments. The workhouse is a large building of red brick, with accommodation for about 650 inmates.

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 parishKedington St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionRisbridge 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtCB9
Post TownHaverhill