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Stanton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Stanton, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 6¼ miles N by W of Thurston station on the Bury and Ipswich section of the G.E.R., and 9 NE of Bury St Edmunds. It has a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Ixworth. It formerly had a fair on Whit Monday, but this has become obsolete. There were anciently two parishes-viz. All Saints and St John the Baptist-but these are now amalgamated into the parish of Stanton. Acreage, 3319; population, 791. The manor belongs to the Lofft family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £489 with residence. The church of All Saints is a building of flint in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, and a square western tower. The church of St John the Baptist, now used only for funerals, is also a building of flint in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave with a square embattled tower. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 
Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishStanton St. John 
Ecclesiastical parishStanton All Saints 
Poor Law unionThingoe 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP31
Post TownBury St. Edmunds