In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Welnetham like this:
WELNETHAM (Great), a parish in Thingoe district, Suffolk; at W. r. station, 3¾ miles SSE of Bury-St. Edmunds. It has a post-office under Bury-St. Edmunds, and a fair on Whit-Monday. Acres, 1,493. Real property, £2,835. Pop., 504. Houses, 116. The manor belongs to the Rev. Mr. Wenn. W. Hall was formerly the seat of Sir R. Gipps, and is now a farmhouse. A Crouched priory was here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £405.* Patron, the Rev. Mr. Baldeley. The church was the church of the priory. There are a parochial school, and charities £10.
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 Great Welnetham 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 Great Welnetham and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Welnetham, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th December 2013
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