In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Whepstead like this:
WHEPSTEAD, a parish, with a village, in Thingoe district, Suffolk; 4½ miles SSW of Bury-St. Edmunds r. station. It has a post-office under Bury-St. Edmunds. Acres, 2,670. Real property, £4,281. Pop., 677. Houses, 140. The property is much subdivided. Plumpton House is the seat of W. R. Bevan, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £600.* Patron, A. R. Steele, Esq. The church is good; and there are an endowed school with £35 a year, and charities £50.
Whepstead is now part of St Edmundsbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how St Edmundsbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Whepstead itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Whepstead, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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