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Nowton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Nowton, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands near the river Lark, 2 miles S by E of Bury St Edmunds, and 1¼ mile W from Whelnetham station on the Sudbury and Bury section of the G.E.R., and is small but neat. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Bury St Edmunds. The parish contains also part of the hamlet of Horsecroft, and comprises 1165 acres; population, 234. The manor, with Nowton Court, belongs to the Oakes family. The Briars is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £184 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Bristol. The church, which was enlarged and repaired in 1843, is a building of flint and stone partly in the Norman style, and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower. There are four almshouses, which were erected in 1877.

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 parishNowton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP29
Post TownBury St. Edmunds