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Sotterley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Sotterley, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 4½ miles E from Brampton station on the Ipswich and Lowestoft section of the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Wangford. Acreage, 1597; population, 246. Sotterley Hall is a fine country mansion erected about the middle of the 18th century, surrounded by a well-timbered park of 400 acres. The manor with all the land belongs to the Barne family. The living is a rectory, annexed to Willingham, in the diocese of Norfolk. The church, which stands in the park, is an ancient building of flint in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and a lofty square western tower. It contains a fine carved oak screen dividing the nave from the chancel, and some ancient and interesting tombs and monuments.

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 parishSotterley St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionWangford 

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 Sotterley 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 districtNR34
Post TownBeccles