British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Suffolk » Wissett, Suffolk - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Wissett, Suffolk

Local area map loading...

Wissett, Suffolk

Wissett is a village and parish in the Waveney district of Suffolk, England located at 52.35N 01.46E TM3679 about 2 km (about 1.5 miles) northwest of Halesworth. Historically, it was in the hundred of Blything. It has a population of about 200. Wisset manor was held by Ralph the staller, Baron of Gael in Brittany before the Norman Conquest. Ralph was created Earl of Suffolk and Norfolk in 1067, but his son lost the title and the manor passed to Count Alan of Brittany and Richmond in 1075.
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM3679
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk

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

Wissett, par. and vil., Suffolk - par., 2259 ac., pop. 394; vil., 2 miles NW. of Hales worth; P.O.

Your comments about Wissett, Suffolk

What do you know about Wissett, Suffolk? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus