Open a form to report problems or contribute information
We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.
"OFFTON, a parish in the hundred of Bosmere, county Suffolk, 4½ miles S.W. of Needham Market; its post town, 8 N. by W. of Ipswich, and 5 W. of Claydon railway station. The village, which is small and straggling, is wholly agricultural. Upon a chalk hill are ruins of a castle which formerly belonged to King Offa of Mercia, from whom this place took its name. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £216 10s. The living is a vicarage* with the rectory of Little Bricett annexed, in the diocese of Norwich, value £124. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a square tower. Tolmash Hall, formerly the seat of the Kemps and D'Autreys, is now a farmhouse. James Cuddon, Esq., is lord of the manor."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
- St Mary, Bildeston Road, Church of England
Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches
Description and Travel
You can see pictures of Offton which are provided by:
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM066496 (Lat/Lon: 52.106084, 1.015467), Offton which are provided by: