In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Corton like this:
CORTON, a parish in Mutford district, Suffolk; on the coast, near the East Suffolk railway, 3 miles N by W of Lowestoft. Post town, Lowestoft. Acres, 1, 495; of which 140 are water. Real property, £2, 614. Pop., 530. Houses, 126. The property is subdivided. The sea has made encroachments. Mammoth bones and other interesting fossils have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, 119. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, excepting chancel and tower, was long dilapidated; but has been partially restored. Charities, £18.
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 Corton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Waveney. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Corton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Corton, in Waveney and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th August 2014
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