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Witnesham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Witnesham, a parish, with a scattered village, in Suffolk, 2½ miles N by E of Westerfield station on the G.E.R., and 4½ NNE of Ipswich. It has a post office under Ipswich; money order office, Ipswich; telegraph office, Claydon. Acreage, 2046; population, 488. There is a parish council of seven members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £420 with residence. Patron, St Peter's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient stone structure in the Early English style. 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 
Ecclesiastical parishWitnesham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWoodbridge 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Witnesham from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Witnesham 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:

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP6
Post TownIpswich