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Wattisfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Wattisfield, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 3 miles SW of Botesdale, and 6 NW of Finningham station on the G.E.R. It lias a post office under Diss; money order and telegraph office, Walsham-le-Willows. Acreage, 1530; population, 434. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. There are two potteries. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £175 with residence. The church is a small but ancient pebble structure in the Perpendicular style. There are Wesleyan 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 parishWattisfield St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionStow 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wattisfield from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP22
Post TownDiss