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"WESTLETON, a parish in the hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 5 miles N.E. of Saxmundham, and 21 S.W. of Dunwich. It is situated near the sea-coast, and comprises some salt marshes, and a portion of sandy heath. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value £325, consolidated with Middleton-cum-Fordley. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The Primitive Methodists have a chapel, and there is a National school."

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


  • St Peter, Darsham Road, Church of England


  • St Peter, Darsham Road, Church of England

  • Chapel, Baker's Lane, Primitive Methodist

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Church History

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