Open a form to report problems or contribute information
We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.
"SOMERTON, a parish in the hundred of Babergh, county Suffolk, 6 miles N.W. of Sudbury railway station, 7 N.E. of Clare, and 9 S.W. of Bury St. Edmund's, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on a branch of the river Stour, and is wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich, value £207. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, has a tower containing four bells. The register dates from 1538. The parochial charities produce about £11 per annum. J. G. W. Poley, Esq., is lord of the manor."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
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 Somerton which are provided by:
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL811530 (Lat/Lon: 52.145551, 0.645369), Somerton which are provided by: