In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Saxstead like this:
SAXTEAD, a parish, with a village, in Hoxne district, Suffolk; on the river Alde, 2½ miles N W of Framlingham r. station. It has a post-office under Wickham-Market. Acres, 1, 202. Real property, £2, 420. Pop., 448. Houses, 100. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Framlingham, in the diocese of Norwich. The church is good.
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 Saxstead has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Suffolk Coastal. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Saxstead and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Saxstead in Suffolk Coastal | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd April 2014
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