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Great Bricett, Suffolk

Historical Description

Bricett, Great, a parish in Suffolk, 2¾ miles E by N of Bildeston, and 4¼ SW of Needham Market station on the G.E.R. Post town, Bildeston (S.O.), which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 926; population, 245. An Augustinian Priory was founded here in 1110 by Ralph Fitz-Brian, annexed to the monastery of Nobiliac in France, and conveyed in the time of Henry VI. to King's College, Cambridge. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £145 with residence. Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is a plain building of flint in the Perpendicular style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishBricett St. Mary and St. Lawrence 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP7
Post TownIpswich