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Bradfield Combust or Burnt Bradfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Bradfield-Combust or Burnt-Bradfield, a parish in Suffolk, 1½ mile S of Whelnetham station on the G.E.R., and 54 miles SSE of Bury-St Edmunds, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Cockfield. Acreage, 823; population, 130. Bradfield Hall is a chief residence. An edifice belonging to Bury Abbey stood in the parish, and was burned in 1327, giving rise to the adjunct " Combust." The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £151. The church, a building of flint and stone in the Decorated style, was restored in 1869. There is also a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishBradfield-Combust All Saints 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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