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Badwell Ash or Little Ashfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Badwell-Ash or Little Ashfield, a parish in Stow district, Suffolk, 3½ miles N by E of Elmswell station on the G.E.R., and 8 NNW of Stowmarket. It has a post and money order office, of the name of Badwell-Ash, under Bury St Edmunds; telegraph office, Walsham-le-Willows. Acreage, 1858; population, 454. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £110 with residence. The church is a fine edifice of flint in the Early English, 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 parishBadwell-Ash St. Mary 
Poor Law unionStow 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Badwell Ash or Little Ashfield 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

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