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Bramford, Suffolk

Historical Description

Bramford, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Gipping, and on the G.E.R., 2½ miles NW of Ipswich, with a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ipswich. Acreage of parish, 3280; population of the civil parish, 1408; of the ecclesiastical, including Burstall, 1393. There are several chalk pits, and extensive manure and cement works. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Burstall, in the diocese of Norwich; joint gross yearly value, £300 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The church is a building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles. There is an almshouse for five widows, and there are also some small charities.

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

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP8
Post TownIpswich