In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stansfield like this:
STANSFIELD, a parish, with S. village and Assington-Green hamlet, in Risbridge district, Suffolk; 5 miles N by E of Clare r. station. It has a post-office under Sudbury. Acres, 1,989. Real property, £2,998. Pop., 549. Houses, 109. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £500.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £11.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Stansfield has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of St Edmundsbury. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Stansfield and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stansfield, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd September 2014
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