Kelsale  Suffolk


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

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.

Kelsale through time

Kelsale 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 Kelsale itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th November 2021

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