Orford  Suffolk


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Orford like this:

Orford, fishing town and par., Suffolk, on river Ore, 6 miles SW. of Aldeburgh and 20 miles NE. of Ipswich, 2702 ac. and 548 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 1147; P.O., T.O. Encroachments of the sea have destroyed the former importance of Orford, which anciently was a place of some consequence, with charters dating from the reign of Henry III. It returned 2 members to Parliament from the time of Edward I. until 1832. On the outskirts of the town are the remains of a castle erected in the reign of King Stephen. Oyster and other fisheries are carried on, also some trade in coal and corn.

Orford through time

Orford 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 Orford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd June 2021

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