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Levington, Suffolk

Historical Description

Levington, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands on the navigable river Orwell, 6 miles SE of Ipswich, and 1½ mile SE from Orwell station on the G.E.R., and has a post office under Ipswich; money order office, Trimley; telegraph office, Nacton. The parish comprises 1026 acres; population of the civil parish, 175; of the ecclesiastical, with Nacton, 693. The manor belongs to the Pretyman family. Levington Hall is a chief residence. Shell sand was first used here in 1718, and continues to be used for manuring. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Nacton, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net value, £363 with residence. The church is an ancient building of brick in the Decorated style with a tower. There are alms-houses for three persons of Levington and three of Nacton, and other charities. There was anciently a lazar-house.

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 parishLevington St. Peter 
Poor Law unionWoodbridge 

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

Civil Registration

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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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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP10
Post TownIpswich