Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Leiston

Leiston, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Suffolk, 4 miles E. of Saxmundham Junction, 4640 ac., pop. 2439; P.O., T.O.; has extensive ironworks for the making of agricultural machinery and implements; near the vil. are the ruins of Leiston Abbey (13th century).

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "parish and village with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Leiston CP/AP       Suffolk AncC
Place: Leiston

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