Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for KELSALE

KELSALE, a village and a parish in Blything district, Suffolk. The village stands on the side of a hill, near the East Suffolk railway, 1¼ mile N by E of Saxmundham; is large and picturesque, with well built houses and attached gardens; and has a post office under Saxmundham. The parish includes Dorley's Corner and North Green, and comprises 3, 0 47 acres. Real property, £6, 336. Pop., 1, 084. Houses, 261. The property is much subdivided. Kelsale Lodge is a chief residence. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Carlton, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £700. * Patron, H. E. Bence, Esq. The church is Norman, principally of flint, and in good condition; has a tower, commanding an extensive view; and contains escutcheons of the Norfolk and Trusson families, and a very ancient font. There are a free grammar school, a free girls, school, and charities £353.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Kelsale AP/CP       Kelsale Cum Carlton CP       Blything PLU/RegD       Suffolk AncC
Place: Kelsale

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