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Westley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Westley, a parish in Suffolk, 2 miles W by S of Bury St Edmunds station on the G.E.R. Post town, Bury St Edmunds. Acreage, 1240; population of the civil parish, 158; of the ecclesiastical, with Fornham All Saints, 553. The living is a rectory, annexed to Fornham. The church was built in 1836, and is a building of stone in the debased Gothic style.

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 parishWestley St. Thomas à Becket 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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 Westley 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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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP33
Post TownBury St. Edmunds