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Shelley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Shelley, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 2½ miles S of Hadleigh station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Hadleigh (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Hadleigh. Acreage, 916; population of the civil parish, 91; of the ecclesiastical, 112. The river Brett flows through the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £4:6. The church is an ancient building of rubble in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, with N chapel, nave, S aisle, and tower on N side. It contains some ancient memorials.

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 parishShelley All Saints 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shelley 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:

Postal districtIP7
Post TownIpswich