Cosford  Suffolk


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

COSFORD, a district and a hundred, around Hadleigh, in the SW of Suffolk. The district comprehends the sub-district of Hadleigh, containing the parishes of Hadleigh, Aldham, Elmsett, Naughton, Layham, Polstead, Boxford, Groton, Edwardstone, Lindsey, Kersey, Semer, and Whatfield; and the sub-district of Lavenham, containing the parishes of Lavenham, Brent-Eleigh, Monks-Eleigh, Milden, Chelsworth, Nedging., Cockfield, Thorpe-Morieux, Brettenham, Wattisham, Hitcham, Bildeston, Kettlebaston, and Preston. ...

Acres, 52, 696. Poor-rates in 1862, £10, 500. Pop. in 1841, 18, 238; in 1861, 17, 376. Houses, 3, 882. Marriages in 1860, 125; births, 571, -of which 51 were illegitimate; deaths, 334, -of which 93 were at ages under 5 years, and 15 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1, 304; births, 5, 640; deaths, 3, 486. The places of worship in 1851 were 29 of the Church of England, with 9, 302 sittings; 11 of Independents, with 3, 330 s.; 6 of Baptists, with 1, 414 s.; 3 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 260 s.; 6 of Primitive Methodists, with 688 s.; and 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 120 s. The schools were 28 public day schools, with 1,862 scholars; 37 private day schools, with 785 s.; 31 Sunday schools, with 2, 250 s.; and 2 evening schools for adults, with 38 s. The workhouse is in Semer.-The hundred is less than the district by eleven parishes; but is otherwise identical. Acres, 30, 532. Pop., 10, 404. Houses, 2, 273.

Cosford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd August 2020

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