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Shimpling, Suffolk

Historical Description

Shimpling or Shimplingthorne, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 4 miles NW by W of Lavenham station on the Bury and Colchester section of the G.E.R., and 7½ S from Bury St Edmunds. It has a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Cockfield. Acreage, 2702; population, 464. The manor with Cadacre Hall, a modern mansion standing in a park of 95 acres, belongs to the Weller Poley family. Thorne Court is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £491 with residence. The church is a plain building in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower.

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 parishShimpling St. George 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shimpling 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 districtIP29
Post TownBury St. Edmunds