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Woolverstone, Suffolk

Historical Description

Woolverstone, a parish in Suffolk, on the river Orwell, 4 miles from Ipswich station on the G.E.R. Post town, Ipswich. Acreage, 960; population, 309. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor, with Woolverstone Hall, belongs to the Berners family. An obelisk, 96 feet high, was erected in 1793 to the memory of W. Berners, Esq. The living is a rectory, annexed to Erwarton. The church, situated in the centre of Woolverstone Park, is in the Decorated style, and was enlarged in 1889, the original church being made the S aisle.

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 parishWoolverstone St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSamford 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Woolverstone 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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Postal districtIP9
Post TownIpswich