National Gazetteer, 1868


Wangford - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868




"WANGFORD, a parish in the hundred of Lackford, county Suffolk, 2½ miles S.W. of Brandon Ferry, its post town, and 7 N.E. of Mildenhall. The parish is traversed by the road from London to Lynn, by way of Mildenhall. The land is partly in rabbit-warrens. The living is a rectory annexed to that of Brandon, in the diocese of Ely. The church is dedicated to St. Denis. The principal residence is Wangford Hall."

"HENHAM, a hamlet in the parish of Wangford, hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 4 miles N.E. of Halesworth, and 5 N.W. of Southwold. Wangford is its post town. The land is divided between arable and pasture. The living is a curacy annexed to that of Wangford, in the diocese of Norwich. Henham Hall, the seat of the Earl of Stradbroke, who is lord of the manor, is situated in the midst of an extensive park, well wooded with American oak. This structure is built on the site of an older one destroyed by fire in 1773, and came to its present owner through the Hopton family."

From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)