Place:Henstead, Suffolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.415°N 1.667°E
Located inSuffolk, England
See alsoBlything Hundred, Suffolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blything Rural, Suffolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Lothingland Rural, Suffolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1934-1974
Waveney District, Suffolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Henstead is near Kessingland and the A12 in Suffolk in England. It has a church dedicated to St Mary which is a Grade I listed building. Henstead has been in the Waveney District since 1974.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Henstead from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HENSTEAD, a village and a parish in Blything [registration] district, Suffolk. The village stands 3 miles from the coast, and 5 SE of Beccles [railway] station. The parish contains also the hamlet of Hulver, which has a post office under Beccles. Acres: 1,918. Real property: £2,090. Population: 534. Houses: 120. The manor belongs to T. B. Sheriffe, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £423. Patron: T. B. Sheriffe, Esq. The church has a Norman doorway, and an embattled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £25."

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