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Rushmere (Ipswich), Suffolk

Historical Description

Rushmere (near Ipswich), sometimes called Rushmere St Andrews, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 1½ mile ESE of Westerfield station on the Ipswich and Lowestoft section of the G.E.R., and 2½ miles E by N of Ipswich. It has a post office under Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, St Johns, Ipswich. The parish is partly in the county borough of Ipswich, and comprises 2185 acres; population, 668. For parish council purposes it was divided into Rushmere Ipswich and Rushmere St Andrew, and has a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Bristol, who is chief landowner. Pinetoft and The Limes are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £187 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Bristol. The church was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1861, and is in the Early English style. There is a Baptist 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 parishRushmere St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionWoodbridge 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rushmere (Ipswich) 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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