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"SOTHERTON, a parish in the hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 4 miles N.E. of Halesworth, 7 S. of Beccles, and 2 N.W. of Wangford, its post town. The. village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Blyth, and is wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory annexed to that of Uggeshall, in the diocese of Norwich. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • St Andrew, West of Church Farm-off London Road, Church of England


  • St Andrew, West of Church Farm-off London Road, Church of England

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Church History

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