Southtown, Suffolk Genealogy

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Parish History

SOUTHTOWN, anciently a parish, but now commonly considered a hamlet in the parish of Gorleston, locally in the hundred of Mutfrod and Lothingland, E. division of Suffolk.[1]

Southtown St Mary is an ecclesiastical parish within the Diocese of Norwich and the county of Suffolk. Southtown St Mary became a chapelry to Gorleston in 1511.  Gorleston was united with the hamlet of Southtown, whose parish church of St Mary was demolished in 1548, the stone being used to build a pier.

A subsequent chapel of ease to Gorleston which later became a parish.

Census Records

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Poor Law Unions

Registration Districts

  • Mutford

Maps and Gazetteers

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 149-152