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Wetherden, Suffolk

Historical Description

Wetherden, a parish, with a scattered village, in Suffolk, 1½ mile E by S of Elmswell station on the G.E.R., and 4 miles NW of Stowmarket. It has a post office under Stowmarket; money order and telegraph office, Haughley. Acreage, 1856; population, 452. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to Lord Thurlow. Wetherden Hall was the seat of the Sulyards, and is now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £360 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a fine old building of flint in the Early English style, and was restored in 1872. There are an endowed school, a charity for six widows, and a small Baptist 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 parishWetherden St. Mary 
Poor Law unionStow 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wetherden 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 districtIP14
Post TownStowmarket