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Kirkley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Kirkley, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands on the coast, 1 1/2 mile S by W of Lowestoft station on the G.E.R., is suburban to the town of Lowestoft, and commands a fine view of the sea. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Lowestoft. Acreage of the civil parish, 547; population, 4189; of the ecclesiastical, 4223. There are many good lodging-houses, and some of the inhabitants are employed in fishing. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £200. The church, which is a building of flint with stone facings, stands on high ground, serves as a landmark to mariners, has a square tower, and is very ancient; it was restored in 1875, and again in 1885-90. There is a cemetery with two mortuary chapels and also charities which amount to about £170. See also LOWESTOFT.

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 parishKirkley St. Peter 
HundredMutford and Lothingland 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kirkley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Kirkley are available from a number of sites:

Postal districtNR33
Post TownLowestoft