"ALDRINGHAM, a parish in the hundred of Blything, in the county of Suffolk, 3 miles to the N.W. of Aldborough. It lies near the coast, and contains the hamlet of Thorpe. It was formerly a market town. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Norwich, value, with Thorpe, £59, in the patronage of the Rev. E. Hollond. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is built in the Saxon style, and was formerly thatched. It had a tower, which was taken down at the time of its undergoing a thorough repair. The roof is now slated, and it has a new ceiling. There are two fairs, one a statute fair for hiring servants, October 11, and the other, December 11, a pleasure fair held on Coldfair Green, about 2 miles W. of the village of Aldring, which is a small straggling place, containing, with the hamlets of Thorpe and Potter's Street, scarcely 350 inhabitants, principally fishermen. The Baptists have a chapel here."
"THORPE, a hamlet in the parish of Aldringham, county Suffolk, 2 miles N.E. of Aldborough, on the coast. The church of St. Mary is in ruins."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
|Gannon Memorial Mission Room, Aldringham-with-Thorpe (Thorpeness), Church of England|
|St Andrew, Aldringham-with-Thorpe, Church of England|
|St Mary's Chapel, Thorpeness (Aldringham-with-Thorpe), Church of England|
Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.
- The transcription of the section for Aldringham from the National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868).
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Aldringham to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Aldringham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM458608 (Lat/Lon: 52.190271, 1.594815), Aldringham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)