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Palgrave, Suffolk

Historical Description

Palgrave, a pleasant village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands near the boundary with Norfolk, 1 mile SW of Diss station on the G.E.R., and 4 miles NW of Eye, and has a post and money order office under Diss; telegraph office, Diss. The parish comprises 1504 acres; population, 776. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. The manor belongs to Lady Bateman. St John's is a mansion standing in a small park near the village. The living is. a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £280 with residence, in the gift of Lady Bateman. The church is an ancient building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style; consists of nave and chancel, with N and S porches, and an embattled western tower; and contains the remains of T. Martin the antiquary, and monuments to the Harrisons. There are a town estate charity worth about £30 a year, and a charity derived from £1100 invested in stocks, which is divided between the school and the poor.

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 parishPalgrave St. Peter 
Poor Law unionHartismere 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Palgrave 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 districtIP22
Post TownDiss