Researched by Wendy Goult in the late 1980s and first published in 1990, the Survey of Suffolk Parish History summarised in a standard form the history of each parish in the county compiled from a variety of printed sources. In doing so it touches upon every part of local history including administration, landscape, social, religious and economic characteristics, and covers a time span from the earliest archaeology to modern times.
Recently a team of volunteers has been working to transcribe these surveys, which are being made available here on a parish-by-parish basis. Alphabetical lists of the 502 parishes included in the survey can be found by clicking on the relevant letters below. Parishes for which survey entries are available to download as a PDF appear in these lists as links. New entries are being digitised and added all the time, so if the parish you are interested in is not yet available it will be soon!
Click here to read the Preface to the survey by Stanley West and Robert Carr
Click here to read the Introduction to the survey by David Dymond
Click here to download a map showing Suffolk's parishes
Click here for the bibliography
Please note: There are no parishes in the survey beginning with J, Q, V, X or Z. Parishes prefixed with Great, Little, East and West are listed under their actual parish names, i.e. Great Barton is listed under B as Barton, Great.