In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ampton like this:
AMPTON, a parish in Thingoe district, Suffolk; 5 miles N of Bury St. Edmunds r. station. It has a post office under Bury St. Edmunds. Acres, 736. Real property, £910. Pop., 131. Houses, 28. Ampton Hall, the seat of H. Rodwell, Esq., is a large brick edifice, in a spacious park. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £172.* Patron, Hun. Rodwell, Esq. The church is a plain brick building, with a stone tower, and has a brass. Charities, Calthorpes' school, almshouses., £440.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ampton, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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