In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Creeting St Mary like this:
CREETING-ALL SAINTS, a parish in Bosmere district, Suffolk: adjacent to the river Gipping and the Eastern Union railway, 1½ mile N of Needham-Market Post town, Needham-Market. Acres, with Creeting-St. Mary and Creeting-St. Olave, 3, 115. Real property of C-All Saints alone, £2, 355. Pop., 333. Houses, 74. The property is much subdivided. The manor of C-All Saints belonged to the Bridgmans and the Crespignys. The living of C-All Saints, C-St. Mary, and C-St. Olave is a conjoint rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £663.* Patron, Eton College. The church is very ancient, but good. Charities, £57.
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 Creeting St Mary has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Mid Suffolk. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Creeting St Mary and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Creeting St Mary in Mid Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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