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Sotterley, originally Southern-lea from its situation south of the river, is a parish in the English county of Suffolk, located approximately 4 miles south-east of Beccles and 1.5 miles east of Willingham St Mary and Shadingfield. The parish is primarily agricultural with a dispersed population of 110 (mid-2008 population estimate). The parish council operates to administer jointly the parishes of Shadingfield, Willingham St Mary, Sotterley and Ellough.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Sotterley, Suffolk has been known in the past
Sotterley, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Sotterley, par. and vil., Suffolk, 4½ miles SE. of Beccles, 1593 ac., pop. 268; near the vil. is Sotterley Hall, seat.
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