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"SWEFLING, a parish in the hundred of Plomesgate, county Suffolk, 3 miles N.W. of Saxmundham, its post town, and 4½ from Framlingham. The village, which is irregularly built, is situated in a vale near the bridge over the river Alde. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £262. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a Norman doorway, and a tower containing five bells. The parochial charities produce about £20 per annum. The Earl of Stradbroke is lord of the manor."

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


  • Burial Ground, N of CoE Church, Sweffling (Swefling), Cemetery

  • St Mary, Glemham Road, Sweffling (Swefling), Church of England


  • Meeting House, -House in village-, Sweffling (Swefling), Independent

  • St Mary, Glemham Road, Sweffling (Swefling), Church of England

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Church History

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Historical Geography

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