Nacton  Suffolk


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

NACTON, a village and a parish in Woodbridge district, Suffolk. The village stands on the river Orwell, 4½ miles S E of Ipswich r. station; and has a post-office under Ipswich. The parish is sometimes regarded as including the extra-parochial places of Alnesbourn Priory and Purdis-Farm. ...

Acres, inclusive of the extra-parochial places, 2, 383; of which 500 are water. Real property, £3, 326. Pop., exclusive of the extra-parochialplaces, 580. Houses, 94. Pop., inclusive of the places, 660. Houses, 109. The manor belonged to the Fastolfs, and passed to the Brokes. Broke Hall, a very finemansion, is the seat of the Brokes; and Orwell Park, a fine brick building, is the seat of G. Tomline, Esq. An Augustinian friary was at Alnesbourn. There are severalcrag pits, and several tumuli. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Levington, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £296.* Patrons, the Trustees of the Rector. The church is a rubble building; consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower; and has recently been repaired. The Woodbridge workhouse is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 160 inmates.

Nacton through time

Nacton 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 Nacton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 04th December 2021

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