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Kettlebaston, Suffolk

Historical Description

Kettlebaston, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, on the river Brett, 4 miles E from Lavenham station on the G.E.R., and 7 NNW from Hadleigh. Acreage, 1041; population of the civil parish, 120; of the ecclesiastical, 133. Post town, Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Bildeston. The manor belonged to the De la Poles, passed to the Walde-graves, the Lemans, and others, and belongs now to the Beechcroft family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, a£214 with residence. The church is good, has a tower, and contains an old brass and an old monument of Lady Jeremy.

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 parishKettlebaston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionCosford 

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

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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Postal districtIP7
Post TownIpswich