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Kelsale is a village in Suffolk, England. It is located approximately 1 mile north of Saxmundham town centre at the junction of the B1121 and the A12. In Kelsale village centre there is a former Guildhall built in 1495 that is now used as a training centre. On the hill, the Parish Church of St. Mary and St. Peter has a distinctive Lych gate. Inside there is an elaborate pulpit dated before 1631 and a statue of Samuel Clouting by Thomas Thurlow of Saxmundham.
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Other names by which Kelsale, Suffolk has been known in the past
Cara- ~ Kereshalla ~ Cheressala ~ Cheresala ~ Chylesheala ~ Keles- ~ Kireshala
Kelsale, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Kelsale, par. and vil., Suffolk, 1¼ mile NE. of Saxmundham, 3047 ac., pop. 973; P.O.; in vicinity is the seat of Kelsale Lodge.
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