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Swefling, Suffolk

Historical Description

Swefling, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 2½ miles W by N of Saxmundham station on the Ipswich and Lowestoft section of the G.E.R., with a post office under Saxmundham; money order and telegraph office, Saxmundham. Acreage, 1136; population, 282. There are parts of several manors. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £245 with residence. The church is a plain building of flint in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, and a western embattled tower. The S porch is curiously ornamented with freestone sculpture.

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 parishSweffling St. Mary 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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