In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Thurston like this:
THURSTON, a parish, with a village, in Stow district, Suffolk; on the Eastern Union railway, 4½ miles E of Bury-St. Edmunds. It has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Bury-St. Edmunds. Acres, 2,200. Real property, £4,521. Pop., 740. Houses, 157. T. House is the seat of J. B. Blake, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £250.* Patron, the Rev. P. M. Stedman. The church was rebuilt in 1861. Charities, £52.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Thurston in Mid Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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