"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



Church History

Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.

Church Records

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Historical Geography


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