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Stonham Aspal, Suffolk

Historical Description

Stonham Aspal, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 5 miles NE of Needbam Market station on the Ipswich and Norwich section of the G.E.R., and 7 E from Stowmarket. It has a post office under Stowmarket; money order and telegraph office, Stonham. Acreage, 2474; population, 720. There is a parish council of nine members and a chairman. The manor, with most of the land, belongs to Lady De Sau-marez. Broughton Hall, an ancient mansion, once the seat of the Wingfields, is now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory; in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £412 with residence. Patron, Lady de Saumarez. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Decorated style, with ornate steeple. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishStonham Aspal St. Lambert 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP14
Post TownStowmarket