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Saxtead, Suffolk

Historical Description

Saxtead, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, on the river Aide, 2½ miles NW of Framlingham station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Framlingham (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Dennington. Acreage, 1209; population of the civil parish, 352; of the ecclesiastical, with Framlingham, 2877. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a rectory, annexed to Framlingham, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net value, £800 with residence. Patron, Pembroke College, Cambridge. The church is a Gothic building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and belfry. Saxtead Green is a hamlet 1 mile S.

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 parishSaxtead All Saints 
Poor Law unionHoxne 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Saxtead 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

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

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP13
Post TownWoodbridge