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Whatfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Whatfield, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 3 miles N of Hadleigh station on the G.E.R. Post town, Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Hadleigh. Acreage, 1599; population of the civil parish, 365; of the ecclesiastical, 326. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £400 with residence. Patron, Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Decorated style. There is a small Congregational 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 parishWhatfield St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionCosford 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whatfield from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Whatfield 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:

Postal districtIP7
Post TownIpswich