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Otley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Otley, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 5½ miles NNE of Westerfield station on the East Suffolk section of the G.E.R, and 6 NW by N of Woodbridge, and has a post office under Ipswich; money order office, Grundisburgh; telegraph office, Coddenham. The parish comprises 2168 acres; population, 525. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belongs to the Gurdon-Rebow family. An old entrenchment is in the S. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £416 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Abergavenny. The church is a fine Gothic building consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, N and S porches, and a square western embattled tower; it has an ancient carved stone font and a monument to a member of the Gosnold family. There is a Baptist 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 parishOtley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWoodbridge 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Otley 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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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP6
Post TownIpswich