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Bradfield St Clare, Suffolk

Historical Description

Bradfield-St-Clare, a parish in Suffolk, 1 mile SE of Whelnetham station on the G.E.R., and 5½ miles SE by S of Bury-St-Edmunds, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Cockfield. Acreage, 1427; population, 216. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £213 with residence. The church, a building of stone in the Early English style, was restored in 1874. There is an old moated mansion here, now used as a farmhouse, which was formerly a retreat of the monks of Bury.

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 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP30
Post TownBury St. Edmunds