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Somerleyton is a village close to the River Waveney in the Waveney District of the English county of Suffolk. Somerleyton is located around 5 miles north-west of Lowestoft and 7 miles south-west of Great Yarmouth. The village lies on the edge of the The Broads National Park. Many of the houses consist of the model village built around a green that once belonged to the Somerleyton Estate, formerly the property of the Jernegan family and then to Samuel Morton Peto.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Somerleyton, Suffolk has been known in the past
Somerley Towne ~ Sumerledestuna ~ Sumerledetuna
Somerleyton, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Somerleyton, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Suffolk - par., 1410 ac., pop. 597; vil., 6 m. NW. of Lowestoft; P.O., T.O.; near the vil. is Somerleyton Hall, seat.
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