"WHERSTEAD, a parish in the hundred of Samford, county Suffolk, 2 miles S. of Ipswich. The village is situated on the river Orwell. The living is vicarage in the diocese of Norwich, value 160, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The register commences in 1590. The principal residence is Wherstead Lodge, the seat of Lady Harland, who is lady of the manor and chief landowner."

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

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Historical Geography


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