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Ringsfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Ringsfield, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 2½ miles SSW of Beccles station on the East Suffolk branch of the G.E.R. The parish contains also the hamlet of Redisham Parva, which anciently was a separate parish. It has a post office called Ringsfield Common, under Beccles, money order and telegraph office, Beccles. Acreage, 1832; population, 309. Bingsfield Hall is a fine mansion of red brick, standing in a park of about 100 acres. Little Redisham Hall is a modern mansion standing in its own grounds, within which are the ruins of the church of the quondam parish. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Little Eedisham, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £307 with residence. The church is an ancient thatched building of rubble in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, vestry, and an embattled western tower. There is a Congregational 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 parishRingsfield All Saints 
Poor Law unionWangford 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ringsfield 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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Postal districtNR34
Post TownBeccles