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Onehouse, Suffolk

Historical Description

Onehouse, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 2 miles W by N of Stowmarket station on the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Stowmarket. Acreage, 926; population, 318. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Pettiward family. Onehouse Hall is a chief residence. A moated seat of the Burghershes was on a spot now occupied by a farmhouse. The Stow Workhouse stands on an elevated site in the E, between the village and Stowmarket, and is a building of red brick which was erected in 1778, with capacity for 254 inmates. There is a mineral spring. The living is a rectory, united with that of Harlestone, in the diocese of Norwich; joint gross value, £320 with residence. The church is a plain good building of flint and brick, was originally Norman, consists of nave and chancel with a curious round tower, and contains an ancient unhewn stone font. Davy, the author of " Letters on Literature," was buried here.

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 parishOne-House St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionStow 

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

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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP14
Post TownStowmarket