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Laxfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Laxfield, a village and a large parish in Suffolk. The village stands near the river Biythe, 6¾ miles N of Framling-ham station on the G.E.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Framlingham (B.S.O.) It was once a, market-town, and had fairs on 12 May and 25 Oct., but the market and fairs have become obsolete. Acreage of parish, 3719; population, 905. Some of the property belonged in old times to Leiston Abbey and Eye Priory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £147 with residence. The church is a handsome building of flint and stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles. It has some ancient stained glass, some good wood-carving, and a very large ancient octagonal font. There is a Baptist chapel, and there are charities worth about £270 a year.

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 parishLaxfield All Saints 
Poor Law unionHoxne 

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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP13
Post TownWoodbridge