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Bacton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Bacton, a parish in Suffolk, 1 mile NE from Finningham station on the G.E.R., and 6 miles N of Stowmarket. It has a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Finningham. Acreage, 2290; population of the civil parish, 646; of the ecclesiastical, 639. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £480 with residence. The church is a fine building of flint, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles.

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 parishBacton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHartismere 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bacton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP14
Post TownStowmarket