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Sternfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Sternfield, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 1½ mile S of Saxmundham station on the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Saxmundham. Acreage, 1108; population, 212. The manor belongs to the Long family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £319 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint and rubble, consisting of chancel and nave, and a low embattled western tower. It has a stained east window, and for an altarpiece a fine painting by West of the " Blind Man restored to Sight"

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 parishSternfield St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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 Sternfield 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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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP17
Post TownSaxmundham