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Layham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Layham, a parish in Suffolk, on the river Brett, 1½ mile 8 by E from Hadleigh station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Hadleigh (K.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Hadleigh. Acreage, 2531; population of the civil parish, 542; of the ecclesiastical, 521. The manors of Over-bury Hall and Netherbury Hall belong to the Dipnall family. Holbecks, Overbnry Hall, and Moat Hall are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £520 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is a building of flint in the Decorated style.

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 parishLayham St. Andrew 
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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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