Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SAMFORD

SAMFORD, a district and a hundred in the S of Suffolk. The district comprehends the sub-district of Capel, St. Mary, containing the parishes of Capel, St. Mary, Holton, St. Mary, Raydon, Shelley, Higham, Stratford, St. Mary, East Bergholt, Great Wenham, Little Wenham, Copdock, Washbrook, Chattisham, Hintlesham, Burstall, and Sproughton; and the sub-district of Holbrook, containing the parishes of Holbrook, Stutton, Brantham, Harkstead, Erwarton, Shotley, Chelmondiston, Woolverstone, Freston, Tattingstone, Bentley, Belstead, and Wherstead. Acres, 50, 230. Poor-rates in 1863, £5, 901. Pop., in 1851, 12, 493; in 1861, 12, 736. Houses, 2, 749. Marriages in 1863, 68; births, 399, of which 17 were illegitimate; deaths, 300, of which 104 were at ages under 5 years, and 8 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 858; births, 4, 113; deaths, 2, 469. The places of worship, in 1851, were 29 of the Church of England, with 6, 450sittings; 8 of Independents, with 1, 362 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 330 s.; 7 of Wesleyans, with 950 s.; and 3 of Primitive Methodists, with 244 s. The schools were 21 public day-schools, with 1, 176 scholars; 29 private day-schools, with 490 s.; 25 Sunday schools, with 1, 224 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 6 s. The work-house is in Tattingstone. The hundred is very nearlyidentical with the district.

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

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Feature Description: "a district and a hundred"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 3rd order divisions")
Administrative units: Samford PLU/RegD       Suffolk AncC
Place: Samford

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