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Bredfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Bredfield, a parish in Suffolk, 2 miles NW from Melton station on the G.E.R., and 3 N of Woodbridge. It has a post office under Woodbridge, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1107; population of civil parish, 375; of ecclesiastical, with Pettistree, 625. Bredfield House is an ancient mansion standing in a park of 65 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich, with Lowdham and Pettistree annexed; joint net value, £168 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, an ancient building of flint in the Early English style, was restored in 1875.

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 parishBredfield St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionWoodbridge 

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 Bredfield 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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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP13
Post TownWoodbridge