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Withersdale, Suffolk

Historical Description

Withersdale, a parish in Suffolk, 3 miles SE of Harleston station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Harleston; money order and telegraph office, Harleston. In 1885 the greater part of this parish was for civil purposes added to that of Mendham, and the remainder to Metfield. The living is a rectory, annexed to Fressingfield. The church is a small and ancient building of rubble in the Norman style. There is a Primitive Methodist 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 parishWithersdale St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionHoxne 

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

Church Records

Marriages at Withersdale, 1660 to 1837 are available online as part of the Suffolk Parish and Probate Records.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Withersdale from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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