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Barking, Suffolk

Historical Description

Barking, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 1¾ mile SW of Needham-Market, on the road to Hadleigh. The parish contains also the hamlet of Darmsden and the town of Needham-Market, the latter of which has a railway station and a head post office. Acreage, 3133; population of the civil parish, 1730; of the ecclesiastical, 417. The living is a rectory, united with the curacy of Darmsden, in the diocese of Norwich; gross yearly value, £645 with residence, in the gift of the Ashburnham family. The perpetual curacy of Needham-Market is a separate charge.

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 parishBarking St. Mary 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

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 Barking from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Barking are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP6
Post TownIpswich