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Peasenhall, Suffolk

Historical Description

Peasenhall, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands on the river Minsmere, 3½ miles W of Darsham station on the Ipswich and Lowestoft section of the G.E.R.,and 4½ NNW of Saxmundham, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Saxmundham. The parish comprises 2184 acres; population of the civil parish, 801; of the ecclesiastical, 781. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. There are assembly-rooms, which are used for parochial meetings and public entertainments, and there is a mechanics' institute. There is an extensive agricultural implement manufactory, which was established about 1800. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £185 with residence. The church was almost wholly rebuilt in 1861, and is in the Later English style. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels, and the Plymouth Brethren have a meeting-room. An almshouse was built in 1891, and there are some small charities.

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 parishPeasenhall St. Michael 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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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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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP17
Post TownSaxmundham