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"WATTISFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Blackbourn, county Suffolk, 3 miles S.W. of Botesdale, its post town, and 6 N.E. of Ixworth. The village is situated on the road from Bury St. Edmund's to Norwich. This parish contains some excellent potter's earth. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £370. The church is dedicated to St. Margaret. The Independents and Wesleyans have each a chapel. Henry Youngman, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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


  • Cemetery, The Grundle-Miller's Way, Cemetery

  • URC, Chapel Road, Congregational

  • St Margaret, The Street, Church of England


  • URC, Chapel Road, Congregational

  • St Margaret, The Street, Church of England

  • Chapel, Bobby Hill, Wesleyan Methodist

  • Chapel, Bobby Hill, Plymouth Brethren

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