Hartismere  Suffolk


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

HARTISMERE, a district and a hundred in the N of Suffolk. The district comprehends the sub-district of Mendlesham, containing the parishes of Mendlesham, Wetheringsett, Aspall, Rishangles, Thwaite, WickhamSkeith, Finningham, Cotton, Bacton, Wyverstone, and Westhorpe; the sub-district of Botesdale, containing the parishes of Redgrave, Rickinghall-Superior, Gislingham, Wortham, Palgrave, Burgate, and Mellis; and the subdistrict of Eye, containing the parishes of Eye, Braise. ...

worth, Yaxley, Thrandeston, Stuston, Brome, Oakley. Redlingfield, Occold, Stoke-Ash, Thorndon-All-Saints, Thornham-Magna, and Thornham-Parva. Acres, 54, 215. Poor rates in 1863, £9, 662. Pop. in 1851, 19, 028; in 1861, 17, 665. Houses, 3, 684. Marriages in 1862, 129; births, 602, -of which 62 were illegitimate; deaths, 328, of which 116 were at ages under 5 years, and 19 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1, 273; births, 5, 941; deaths, 3, 587. The places of worship, in 1851, were 31 of the Church of England, with 8, 756 sittings; 1 of Independents, with 400 s.; 11 of Baptists, with 2, 305 s.; 8 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 947 s.; 6 of Primitive Methodists, with 523 s.; and 3 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 266 s. The schools were 23 public day schools, with 1, 224 scholars; 36 private day schools, with 536 s.; 34 Sunday schools, with 1, 903 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 27 s. There are two workhouses, the one in Wortham, the other in Eye.- The hundred is generally identical with the district, but of less extent. Acres, 49, 895. Pop. in 1851, 16, 441; in 1861, 15, 235. Houses, 3, 195.

Hartismere through time

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

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


Date accessed: 23rd October 2021

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