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Bardwell, Suffolk

Historical Description

Bardwell, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands on a tributary of the Little Ouse river, 6¼ miles N of Thurston station on the G.E.R., and 8½ NE of Bury St Edmunds, and has a post and money order office under Bury St Edmunds; telegraph office, Ixworth. The parish comprises 3183 acres; population, 734. Some barrows occur on Bowbeck Heath. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £520 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Oxford. The church has a tower, stained glass windows, and some good monuments, and was thoroughly renovated in 1853. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels, and several ancient charities, which, under a scheme of the Charity Commissioners in 1883, are equally divided between the church, education, and the poor.

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 parishBardwell St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bardwell 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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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP31
Post TownBury St. Edmunds