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Middleton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Middleton, a village and a parish in Suffolk The village stands on the river Minsmere, 3 miles SE of Darsham station on the Ipswich and Lowestoft section of the G.E.R., and 5 NE of Saxmundham, and has a post office under Saxmund-ham; money order and telegraph office, Darsham. The parish contains also the hamlet of Fordley, formerly a separate parish, and the parish is sometimes called Middleton-cum-Fordley. Acreage, 2041; population, 520. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Fordley, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £129 with residence, in the gift of the Church Patronage Society. The church is an old building of flint and stone in the Early English style, with a thatched roof; it was restored in 1864, and has a tower and spire. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishMiddleton Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP17
Post TownSaxmundham