Plomesgate  Suffolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Plomesgate like this:

PLOMESGATE, a district and a hundred in the S E of Suffolk. The district comprehends the sub-district of Earl-Soham, containing the parishes of Earl-Soham, Kenton, Brandeston, Kettleburgh, Cretingham, Monewden, and Hoo; the sub-district of Framlingham, containing the parishes of Framlingham, Parham, Easton, and Letheringham; the sub-district of wickham-Market, containing the parishes of Wickham-Market, Hacheston, Marlesford, Campsey-Ash, Blaxhall, Rendlesham, and Eyke; the sub-district of Orford, containing the parishes of Orford, Sudbourne, Iken, Tunstall, Wantisden, Chillesford, and Butley, and the extra-parochial tracts of Havergate-Island, and Gedgrave; the sub-district of Aldeburgh, containing the parishes of Aldeburgh, Hazlewood, Friston, Snape, Sternfield, Benhall, Farnham, and Stratford, St. ...

Andrew; and the sub-district of Saxmundham, containing the parishes of Saxmundham, Rendham, Swefling, Bruisyard, Cransford, Great Glemham, and Little Glemham. Acres, 75,064. Poor-rates in 1863, £9, 869. Pop. in 1851, 21, 477; in 1861, 20, 720. Houses, 4, 414. Marriages in 1863, 150; births, 681, of which 55 were illegitimate; deaths, 397, of which124 were at ages under 5 years, and 27 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1, 408; births, 6, 430; deaths, 4, 200. The places of worship, in 1851, were 40 of the Church of England, with 8, 379 sittings; 7 of Independents, with 2, 141 s.; 7 of Baptists, with 1, 271 s.; 7 of Wesleyans, with 1, 136 s.; 2 of Primitive Methodists, with 303 s.; and 1 undefined, with 100 s. The schools were 24 public day-schools, with 1, 714 scholars; 53 private day-schools, with 1, 104 s.; 39 Sunday schools, with 2, 586 s.; and 3 evening schools for adults, with 89 s. The workhouse is in Wickham-Market; and, at the census of1861, had 133 inmates. The hundred comprehends only the Aldeburgh and Saxmundham sub-districts, six parishes of Orford sub-district, and one in each of two other sub-districts. Acres, 45, 389. Pop., in 1851, 11, 424; in 1861, 11, 113. Houses, 2, 518.

Plomesgate through time

Plomesgate is now part of Suffolk Coastal district. Click here for graphs and data of how Suffolk Coastal has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Plomesgate itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Plomesgate in Suffolk Coastal | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th May 2022

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