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Wrentham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Wrentham, a parish, with a scattered village, in Suffolk, 3 miles NNE of Wangford, and 5 E of Brampton station on the G.E.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wangford. Acreage, 2334; population, 1018. The manor belongs to the Gooch family. Wrentham Hall stands in the village, and was completed in 1862. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £500 with residence. The church is old and handsome, and has a lofty tower, which was used as a beacon-post during the threatened French invasion. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels, a lecture-hall and reading-room of 1858, and a training home for servants.

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 parishWrentham St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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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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Postal districtNR34
Post TownBeccles