Stow  Suffolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stow like this:

STOW, a district and a hundred in Suffolk. The district lies around Stowmarket; contains 33 parishes; and is cut into the sub-districts of Stowmarket, Rattlesden, and Walsham-le-Willows. Acres, 55,342. Poor rates in 1863, £10,624. Pop. in 1851, 21,110; in 1861, 20,908. Houses, 4,471. Marriages in 1863, 138; births, 676,-of which 56 were illegitimate; deaths, 488,-of which 185 were at ages under 5 years, and 13 at ages above 85. ...

Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,395; births, 6,762; deaths, 4,010. The places of worship, in 1851, were 35 of the Church of England, with 8,947 sittings; 8 of Independents, with 3,508 s.; 12 of Baptists, with 2,360 s.; 8 of Wesleyans, with 916 s.; 10 of Primitive Methodists, with 703 s.; 1 of Brethren, with 300 s.: and 4 undefined, with 500 s. The schools were 25 public day-schools, with 1,669 scholars; 59 private day-schools, with 1,161 s.; and 46 Sunday schools, with 2,989 s. - The hundred contains only 13 parishes. Acres, 21,965. Pop. in 1851, 9,740; in 1861, 9,817. Houses, 2,088.

Stow through time

Stow is now part of Mid Suffolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mid Suffolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stow itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stow in Mid Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st February 2019

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