Huntingfield  Suffolk


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

HUNTINGFIELD, a village and a parish in Blything district, Suffolk. The village stands 4½ miles SW of Halesworth r. station; and gives the title of Baron to the family of Vanneck.—The parish comprises 2, 134 acres; and its post town is Halesworth. Real property, £3,648. Pop., 369. ...

Houses, 79. The manor belonged, in the time of the Confessor, to Edric of Laxfied; went, at the Conquest, to Robert Malet of Eye; passed in 1382, to the De la Poles; fell, early in the 16th century, to the Crown; was given by Henry VIII. to his divorced wife, Anne of Cleves, -and by Elizabeth to her cousin, Lord Hunsdon; went by marriage to the Cokes, -and by sale, in 1754, to the Vannecks; and belongs now to Lord Huntingfield. Queen Elizabeth was entertained, at Huntingfield Hall, by Lord Hunsdon; and she shot a buck from or near an oak here, which is still standing. The living is a rectory, united with rectory of Cookley, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £1,054.* Patron, Lord Huntingfield. The church is of various dates, from about 1170 till about 1500; was restored in 1859-66; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower; includes the mortuary chapel of the Vannecks; had formerly another chapel and a chantry; and contains an octagonal later English font. Charities, £50.

Huntingfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th January 2019

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