Raydon, Suffolk


Raydon, Suffolk


Raydon is an ancient parish located in the south of the county of Suffolk.

Raydon is approximately nine miles south-west of the county town of Ipswich with Colchester, Essex some ten miles to the south-west. Sudbury is approximately twelve miles to the west-north-west.

Parish Church

The Parish (CofE) Church is St Mary which can be found here on Google Street View.

Parish Registers

Suffolk Archives appears not to publish on their website information regarding individual surviving parish registers, but does offer a PDF listing of information they offer on microfiche. See https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/PARISH-REGS-ON-FICHE-FILM-.pdf (Accessed 3 Mar 2023). For Raydon those records cover the years 1562 to 1900.

For details of Suffolk Parish records which are available online see FamilySearch's page https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Suffolk_Church_Records#Parish_Records_Online (accessed 3 Mar 2023)

Adjacent (Pre 1832) Parishes

To the north-east of Raydon lies Hintlesham. To the east is Great Wenham. To the south are Holton St Mary and Higham St Mary. To the west are Shelley and Layham. To the north is Haldeigh.

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