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Stratford St Mary, Suffolk

Historical Description

Stratford St Mary, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, on the river Stour, which is crossed by an iron bridge erected in 1876, at or near the Roman Ad Ansam, 11 miles SW from Ipswich, and 4 S from Ardleigh station on the Colchester and Ipswich section of the G.E.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Colchester. Acreage, 1503; population, 522. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church, erected in the 15th century, is a fine building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style. It was beautifully restored in 1876-79. There are a parochial library, a Congregational chapel, and some small charities. The kennels of the Essex and Suffolk fox-hounds are in this parish.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishStratford St. Mary 
HundredSamford 

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.


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictBabergh
CountySuffolk
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtCO7
Post TownColchester

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