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Stanstead, Suffolk

Historical Description

Stanstead, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 6½ miles NNW of Sudbury, and 3¼ NW from Melford Junction station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Glemsford (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Glemsford. Acreage, 1195; population, 368. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. The manor belongs to the Bence family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £234 with residence. The church, which was restored in 1878 at a cost of about £1000, is an ancient edifice of flint in the Perpendicular style.

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 parishStanstead St. James 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stanstead from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


Online maps of Stanstead are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Postal districtCO10
Post TownSudbury