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Lawshall, Suffolk

Historical Description

Lawshall, a parish in Suffolk, 3½ miles W of Cockfield station on the G.E.R., and 6¼ S by E of Bury St Edmunds, It has a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Cockfield. Acreage, 2930; population, 770. There is a manufactory of horse-hair sofas and chair covers. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross-value, £580 with residence. The church, a building of stonfr and flint in the Perpendicular style, was restored in 1857 at a cost of £6000. It has three fine painted windows. There is also a Roman Catholic chapel with a school attached, which was erected in 1870. There are some small charities.

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 parishLawshall All Saints 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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Postal districtIP29
Post TownBury St. Edmunds