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Oakley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Oakley, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands three-quarters of a mile S of the river Waveney at the boundary with Norfolk, 1 E of the Roman road to Norwich, 2¾ miles SE by E of Diss station on the G.E.R., and 3¼ N by E of Eye, and has a letter-box under Scole; money order and telegraph office, Scole. The parish comprises 1304 acres; population of the civil parish, 260; of the ecclesiastical, with Brome, 534. The manor, Oakley Park, and nearly all the property belong to the Bateman-Hanbury family. Oakley House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Brome, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net value, £340 with residence, in the gift of the Bateman family. The church stands on an eminence half a mile from the village, and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; it has some good stained windows and a beautiful reredos with a representation of Our Lord's Supper.

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 parishOakley St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionHartismere 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oakley from the following:

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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP21