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Stanningfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Stanningfield, a parish in Suffolk, 5½ miles SSE of Bury St Edmunds, and 2 NW from Cockfield station on the Bury and Sudbury section of the G.E.R. It has a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Cockfield. Acreage, 1469; population, 301. The manor, with Coldham Hall, belongs to the Holt-Lomax family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £328 with residence. The church is a building of stone and flint in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and a Norman tower. Mrs Inchbald the novelist was a native.

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 parishStanningfield St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP29
Post TownBury St. Edmunds