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Stonham Earl, Suffolk

Historical Description

Stonham Earl, a parish in Suffolk, containing Stonham village, 2¼ miles NE of Needham Market station on the Ipswich and Norwich section of the G.E.R, It has a head post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 2550; population, 612. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. There was formerly a Roman station here, and many Roman coins and much Roman pottery have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £466 with residence. Patron, Pembroke College, Cambridge. The church, which was restored in 1875 at a cost of over £2000, is a fine ancient cruciform building of flint in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, N and S transepts, S porch, and a western embattled tower. It has a carved roof of chestnut wood, some old mural paintings, and an ancient font. There are a Congregational chapel, and some small charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Civil Registration

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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