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Nettlestead, Suffolk

Historical Description

Nettlestead, a parish in Suffolk, 2½ miles W of Claydon station on the Ipswich and Norwich section of the G.E.R., and 5½ NW of Ipswich. Post town, Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Needham Market Acreage, 991; population, 62. The manor belonged to the Earls of Richmond, passed to Peter de Savoy, the Tiptofts, the Despencers, and the Wentworths, and gave to the last the title of Baron. It belongs now to the Pretyman family. Nettlestead Hall was the manor house, retains an ancient gateway bearing the arms of the Wentworths, and is now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory, with Little Blakenbam annexed, in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £162. The church is a fine Gothic building of stone, and contains a handsome monument of Mr S. Sayer, of the time of Charles I. Boyse, one of the translators of the Bible, was a native.

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 parishNettlestead St. Mary 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP8
Post TownIpswich