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Whepstead, Suffolk

Historical Description

Whepstead, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 4½ miles SSW of Bury St Edmunds, and 3½ from Whelnetham station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Bury St Edmunds. Acreage, 2732; population, 502. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £400. The church is an edifice of flint and stone in the Norman style, and contains a handsome oak chancel screen and a small chapel. There is a 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 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whepstead 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 districtIP29
Post TownBury St. Edmunds