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Kesgrave, Suffolk

Historical Description

Kesgrave, a village and a parish in Suffolk, Similes E by N of Ipswich and 1½ mile SW from Bealings station on the 'G.E.R. Post town and money order office, Ipswich; telegraph office, Bealings. Acreage, 867; population of the civil parish, 90; of the ecclesiastical, with Brightwell and Foxhall, 363. The living is a perpetual curacy, titular vicarage, united with Foxhall and Brightwell, in the diocese of Norwich; united gross value, n£92 with residence. The church is a building of rubble in the Early English style, with an embattled western tower of brick. There is a priest's chamber under S side of tower which is interesting.

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 
Poor Law unionWoodbridge 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kesgrave 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 districtIP5
Post TownIpswich