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Wingfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Wingfield, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 4½ miles S by W of Harleston station on the G.E.R. It has a post and money order office under Harleston; telegraph office, Stradbroke. Acreage, 2495; population, 466. The manors belong to the baronet family of Adair and Lady Bateman. Wingfield Castle consists of remains of an ancient seat of the De la Poles, comprises moat, drawbridge, battlemented walls, turrets, and towers, and has been partly converted into a farmhouse. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church is a very fine ancient structure, was made collegiate in 1362 by the widow and the brother of Sir John Wingfield, and has been extensively 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 parishWingfield St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionHoxne 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtIP21