Place:Ilketshall St. John, Suffolk, England

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NameIlketshall St. John
Alt namesIlketshall-St. Johnsource: Family History Library Catalog, Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales
St John, Ilketshallsource: Wikipedia
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.437°N 1.472°E
Located inSuffolk, England
See alsoWangford Hundred, Suffolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Wangford Rural, Suffolk, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Wainford Rural, Suffolk, Englandrural district of which it was part 1935-1974
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

Ilketshall St. John is a village and civil parish in the Waveney District of Suffolk in eastern England. One of the "Saints", in 2010 its population was 50.

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

"ILKETSHALL-ST. JOHN, a parish in Wangford [registration] district, Suffolk; 2 miles SE of Bungay [railway] station. Post town: Bungay. Acres: 742. Real property: £1,307. Population: 77. Houses: 15. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to R. D. French, Esq. There is an ancient moated earthwork; and Roman relics have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £311. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is of the 14th century, with a tower of the 15th century; and was recently restored."
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

The "Saints" are a group of parishes (usually with a village) in Suffolk, England, between the rivers Blyth and Waveney near to the border with Norfolk. The parishes are all named after their general area of South Elmham (to the west) or Ilketstall (to the east) plus the saint to which their parish church is dedicated. Known by locals as 'up the Parishes' the area is found between the small towns of Halesworth, Harleston, Bungay and Beccles.

During World War II signposts were removed which resulted in many US Airman having difficulty finding the way back to RAF Bungay at Flixton and other local airfields including Metfield. Ilketshall is named after the 'hall of Alfkethill'. South Elmham comes from the Anglo-Saxon "hamlet where elms grew" and is first mentioned in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Almeham". North Elmham is in Norfolk, thirty miles away.

The formal names of each of "the Saints" parishes are as follows:

Each of the villages were ancient or ecclesiastical parishes and to the present also constitutes a civil parish, apart from South Elmham All Saints and South Elmham St. Nicholas, which are now joined together in the South Elmham All Saints and St Nicholas parish within Waveney District.

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