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Mutford, Suffolk

Historical Description

Mutford, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 4½ miles SE by E of Beccles, and 5¼ SW of Lowestoft, and is in close proximity to Carlton Colville station on the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Beccles. Acreage of the civil parish, 1597; population, 420; of the ecclesiastical, with Barnby, 733. There is a parish council for Mutford consisting of seven members, and for Barnby of seven members. The manor belongs to the Reeve Trustees. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Barnby, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £252. Patron, Caius College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles; comprises nave, S aisle, and a S porch built in 1891; has a ruinous Galilee porch at the W end and a round W tower; and contains a good chancel arch, remains of a screen, a canopied water-drain, an octagonal font of the time of Richard II., and a Norman arch over the grave of Hilderburga de Bosco. 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 parishMutford St. Andrew 
HundredMutford and Lothingland 

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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Postal districtNR34
Post TownBeccles