"SWEFLING, a parish in the hundred of Plomesgate, county Suffolk, 3 miles N.W. of Saxmundham, its post town, and 4 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)
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

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography


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