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Risby, Suffolk

Historical Description

Risby, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, half a mile NE of Saxham station on the G.E.R., and 4 miles WNW of Bury St Edmunds. It has a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Lackford. Acreage, 2818; population, 400. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. There are several barrows in the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £400 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of flint chiefly in the Decorated Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and a round embattled western tower, and contains a carved screen, and tablets to the Danbys, the Wastells, the Sparks, and the Aldersons.

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 parishRisby St. Giles 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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

Church Records

Marriages at Risby, 1674 to 1837 are available online as part of the Suffolk Parish and Probate Records.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Risby from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


Online maps of Risby are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP28
Post TownBury St. Edmunds