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Barrow, Suffolk

Historical Description

Barrow, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 1½ mile S of Higham railway station on the G.E.R., and 6 W of Bury-St-Edmunds. It has a post and telegraph office under Bury-St-Edmunds. Acreage, 2677; population, 952. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £475 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church, which is an ancient building of flint and stone, in the Early English style, has some interesting tombs and monuments. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels, an endowed infant school, and some small charities. Francis, the translator of Horace, was rector of Barrow.

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 parishBarrow All Saints 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Barrow 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 districtIP29
Post TownBury St. Edmunds