In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hawkedon like this:
HAWKEDON, a parish in Sudbury district, Suffolk; 5½ miles NNE of Clare r. station, and 10 NW by N of Sudbury. Post town, Stansfield, under Sudbury. Acres, 1, 461. Real property, £2, 049. Pop., 321. Houses, 67. Hawkedon Hall belongs to J. E. Hale, Esq.; and Thurston Hall, to H. J. Oakes, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £400. * Patron, H. J. Oakes, Esq. The church is ancient, with a tower; and contains an ancient font, and several brasses and monuments. There is a national school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hawkedon, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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