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Kentford, Suffolk

Historical Description

Kentford, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, ½n the river Kennet, at the boundary with Cambridge, near Icknield Street, 4½ miles NE by E from Newmarket, and half a mile S from Kennet station on the G.E.R. It has a post and telegraph office under Newmarket; money order office, Moulton. Acreage, 800; population, 232. The manor belongs to the Rev. W. Godfrey. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Gazeley, in the diocese of Ely; joint net value, £232 with residence. Patron, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The church is a small edifice of stone, rubble, and clunch, in the Decorated 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 parishKentford St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMildenhall 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kentford from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Kentford 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:

DistrictForest Heath
Postal districtCB8
Post TownNewmarket