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Metfield, Suffolk

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Metfield, Suffolk

Metfield is a village in Suffolk, England, but its name is derived from Medefeld or 'Meadow feld' (see Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names). It is situated close to the border with Norfolk, being approximately 5 miles south east of Harleston and 7 miles north west of Halesworth. The population was estimated to be 370 in 1996. The parish church is the 13th century church of St. John the Baptist, which was extensively remodelled in the 15th century. St.
DistrictMid Suffolk
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM2980
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
 

Metfield, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Metfield, par. and vil., Suffolk, 4½ miles NE. of Harleston ry. sta., 2162 ac., pop. 584; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is Metfield Hall, seat.

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