Saxmundham  Suffolk


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

SAXMUNDHAM, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Plomesgate district, Suffolk. The town stands between two hills, on a rivulet running into the Alde, and on the Ipswich and Yarmouth railway, at thejunction of the branch to Aldborough, 22½ miles N E of Ipswich; consists chiefly of one street, running N and S; is well-built, and has been much improved; and has a head post-office, ‡ a railway station with telegraph, two banking offices, a hotel, a public room for corn-market and other purposes, an ancient church, Independent and Baptist chapels, a free school, and charities £52. ...

A weekly market is held on Wednesday; and fairs, on Whit-Tuesday and 23 Sept. The parish comprises 1,011acres. Real property, £4, 380; of which £50 are in gas-works. Pop. in 1851, 1, 180; in 1861, 1, 222. Houses, 273. The manor, with Hurts Hall, belongs to W. Long, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £300.* Patron, W. Long, Esq.—The sub-district contains 7 parishes. Acres, 9, 435. Pop., 3, 109. Houses, 696.

Saxmundham through time

Saxmundham 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 Saxmundham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th July 2021

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