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Westleton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Westleton, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 2 miles ESE of Darsham station on the G.E.R., and o½ NE of Saxmundham, and has a post and money order office under Saxmundham; telegraph office, Darsham. Acreage of parish, 7122; population, 807. There is a parish council of eleven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £240 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Perpendicular style. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishWestleton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Westleton 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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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP17
Post TownSaxmundham