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Raydon, Suffolk

Historical Description

Raydon, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 1¼ mile S of the Hadleigh branch of the G.E.R., and 3 miles SE of Hadleigh, and has a railway station and a post and money order office under Hadleigh (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Hadleigh. Acreage of parish, 2374; population, 541. The parish council has nine members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £403 with residence. The church is a large, ancient, and interesting building of rubble in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, N porch, and a western bell-turret.

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 parishRaydon St. Mary 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Raydon from the following:

Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtIP7
Post TownIpswich