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Marlesford, Suffolk

Historical Description

Marlesford, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands on the river Ore, adjacent to the G.E.R., 2 miles NE of Wickham Market, and 4½ SE by S of Framlingham, and has a station on the railway. It has a post office under Wickham Market; money order and telegraph office, Wick-ham Market. The parish comprises 1301 acres; population, 375. The manor belongs to the Schreiber family. Marlesford Hall is the seat of the Shuldham family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £300 with residence. The church is a low Saxon building of flint; consists of nave and aisle, with strongly-buttressed flint tower; and contains a monument of 1641 to the Alston family, and a monument to L. Shuldham who fell at Waterloo. 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 parishMarlesford St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Marlesford from the following:

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 districtIP13
Post TownWoodbridge