Wangford  Suffolk


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

WANGFORD, a district and a hundred in the NE of Suffolk. The district contains 28 parishes, and is divided into the sub-districts of Bungay and Beccles. Acres, 35,079. Poor rates in 1863, £7,563. Pop. in 1851, 10,014; in 1861, 13,619. Houses, 2,975. Marriages in 1,863, 104; births, 420,-of which 43 were illegitimate; deaths, 293,-of which 102 were at ages under 5 years, and 6 at ages above 85. ...

Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 912; births, 4,253; deaths, 2,845. The places of worship, in 1851, were 26 of the Church of England, with 16,039 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 2,075 s. 4 of Baptists, with 487 s.; 6 of Wesleyans, with 1,383 s.; 4 of Primitive Methodists, with 421 s.; 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 33 s.; and 1 of Roman Catholics, with 130 s. The schools were 18 public day-schools, with 1,170 scholars; 29 private day-schools, with 613 s.; 25 Sunday schools, with 1,442 s.; and 2 evening schools for adults, with 81 s. The workhouse is in Shipmeadow.-The hundred excludes Beccles borough, but is otherwise identical with the district.

Wangford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 06th December 2021

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