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Walberswick, Suffolk

Historical Description

Walberswick, a parish, with an ancient village, in Suffolk, on the coast, with a station on the Halesworth and Southwold railway, 109 miles from London. It lias a post and money order office under Southwold; telegraph office, Southwold. Acreage, 1985; population, 270. The village was a fishing-town till the Reformation, had thirteen barques and twenty-two fishing-boats in 1451, and was burnt in 1583,1633, and 1683. The living is a vicarage with Blythborough annexed, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £130 with residence. The church is of the 15th century, was originally 124 feet long, and is now but a portion of the old fabric. There are Primitive Methodist and Congregational chapels.

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 parishWalberswick St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Walberswick from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Walberswick 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:

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP18
Post TownSouthwold