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Monks Eleigh, Suffolk

Historical Description

Monks Eleigh, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands near the river Brett, 2 miles W of Bildeston, and 4¼ SE from Lavenham station on the G.E.R., and has a post office under Bildeston (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Bildeston. The parish comprises 209 9 acres; population, 547. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £350 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is a neat building of flint and stone in the Decorated style, with a fine embattled western tower. There is a Congregational 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 parishMonks-Eleigh St. Peter 
Poor Law unionCosford 

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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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Postal districtIP7
Post TownIpswich