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Sudbourne, Suffolk

Historical Description

Sudbourne, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 4½ miles SW of Aldborough station on the G.E.R. There is a post office under Wickham Market; money order and telegraph office, Orford. Acreage, 4906; population of the civil parish, 568; of the ecclesiastical with Orford, 1622. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Sudbourne Hall, a mansion of brick standing in a park of about 300 acres, is the seat of the lord of the manor, who is the principal landowner. The living is a rectory, united with Orford, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net value, £363 with residence at Orford. Patron, the Crown. The church is a small but ancient edifice of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style. It was well restored in 1879, when some interesting discoveries were made, including one of upwards of 2600 coins belonging to the reigns of John, Henry II. and III., and William the Lion, king of Scotland

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 parishSudborne All Saints 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP12
Post TownWoodbridge