Blything  Suffolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Blything like this:

BLYTHING, a district and a hundred in the NE of Suffolk. The district comprehends the subdistrict of Westleton, containing the parishes of Carlton, Kelsale, Knodishall, Aldringham, Leiston, Theberton, Middleton, Oxford, Darsham, Westleton, Dunwich, Walberswick, Blythburgh, Thorington, and Bramfield; the subdistrict of Halesworth, containing the parishes of Sibton, Peasenhall, Ubbeston, Heveningham, Huntingfield, Cratfield, Linstead-Magna, Linstead-Parva, Chediston, Cookley, Walpole, Halesworth, Wissett, Rumburgh, and Spexhall; and the subdistrict of Wenhaston, containing the parishes of Holton, Wenhaston, Blythford, Westhall, Brampton, Stoven, Uggeshall, Sotherton, Wangford, Reydon, Southwold, Easton-Bavents, South Cove, Frostenden, Wrentham, Covehithe, Benacre, and Henstead. ...

Acres, 92,097. Poor-rates in 1866, £10,746. Pop. in 1861, 26,848. Houses, 5,915. Marriages in 1866, 170; births, 841,-of which 59 were illegitimate; deaths, 480, -of which 172 were at ages under 5 years, and 18 at ages above 85 years. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,951; births, 9,180; deaths, 5,530. The places of worship in 1851 were 47 of the Church of England, with 14,908 sittings; 9 of Independents, with 2,149 s.; 4 of Baptists, with 440 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 200 s.; 11 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 2,228 s.; and 16 of Primitive Methodists, with 2,109 s. The schools were 26 public day schools, with 2,313 scholars; 64 private day schools, with 1,512 s.; 50 Sunday schools, with 3,640 s.; and 5 evening schools for adults, with 78 s. The workhouse is in Blythburgh parish.-The hundred is mainly identical with the district, but not so extensive. Acres, 87,941. Pop., 23,343. Houses, 5,080.

Blything through time

Blything is now part of Suffolk Coastal district. Click here for graphs and data of how Suffolk Coastal has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Blything itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Blything in Suffolk Coastal | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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