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Stradbroke, Suffolk

Historical Description

Stradbroke, a small town and a large parish in Suffolk. The town stands 6½ miles E of Eye station on the G.E.R., and 9 N from Framlingham. It is a seat of petty sessions, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wickham Market. It formerly had a weekly market on Monday, and a cattle fair on the third Monday of June. The parish comprises 3796 acres; population, 1069. There is a parish council consisting of fifteen members. The Hoxne Union Workhouse (now closed) stands within the parish. Stradbroke and Stubcroft manor belongs to Lady Bateman, and the manor of Shelton Hall-with-Wilby belongs to the Corbett family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £529 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church, which stands in the centre of the town, is a building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, N and S porches, and a fine lofty embattled western tower with eight bells. There is a Baptist 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 parishStradbrook All Saints 
Poor Law unionHoxne 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stradbroke 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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP21