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Wherstead, Suffolk

Historical Description

Wherstead, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, on the river Orwell, 2½ miles S of Ipswich station on the G.E.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office at Wherstead Road (T.S.O.), under Ipswich. Acreage, 2142; population, 315. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor, with Wherstead Park, belongs to the Dashwoods. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, j£150 with residence. The church is a building of flint in the Perpendicular style, with two Norman doorways, and has been well restored.

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 parishWherstead St. Mary 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wherstead 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

Postal districtIP9
Post TownIpswich