In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Westerfield like this:
WESTERFIELD, a parish, with a village and a r. station, in Ipswich district, Suffolk; on the East Suffolk railway, 2½ miles NNE of Ipswich. Post town, Ipswich. Acres, 1,070. Real property, £1,891. Pop., 325. Houses, 74. W. House is the seat of E. Packard, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £350.* Patron, the Bishop of N. The church is good, having three painted windows; and there are an endowed school with £10 a year, and charities £16.
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 Westerfield 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 Westerfield and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Westerfield in Suffolk Coastal | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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