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Bentley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Bentley, a parish in Suffolk, at the junction of the G.E.R. with the Hadleigh branch, 6 miles SW of Ipswich. It has a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under Ipswich; telegraph office, Copdock. Acreage, 2875; population, 414. The Tollemaches had a seat here before the Conquest. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £161 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style.

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 parishBentley St. Mary 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bentley 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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Postal districtIP9
Post TownIpswich