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Thrandeston, Suffolk

Historical Description

Thrandeston, a parish in Suffolk, 2 miles NNE of Mellis station on the G.E.R., and 2½ NVV of Eye. It has a post and money order office under Scole; telegraph office, Diss. Acreage, 1386; population, 285. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £470 with residence. The church is a very handsome building of flint in the Perpendicular style, and has been well restored.

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 parishThrandeston St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionHartismere 

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

Church Records

Marriages at Thrandeston, 1813 to 1837 are available online as part of the Suffolk Parish and Probate Records.

The register dates from the year 1558.


Church of England

St. Margaret (parish church)

The church of St. Margaret is a handsome building of flint with stone dressings, in the Decorated and Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave with clerestory, aisles, north and south porches and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells: the east window and four others in the chancel are stained, and were erected as memorials to members of the French family: both the chancel and tower are divided from the nave by handsome carved screens: the reredos was erected in 1870 in memory of Thomas French esq: the font is ancient and there is a carved oak eagle lectern and several armorial shields to the families of Rix and Blakeby; and a monument to the Rev. Nathaniel D'Eye M.A. rector from 1800: the church affords 180 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thrandeston from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


Online maps of Thrandeston are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP21