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Brightwell, Suffolk

Historical Description

Brightwell, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 2 miles NE from Orwell station on the G.E.R., and 5½ E by S of Ipswich, which is the post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage of parish, 1114; population, 60. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Kesgrave and Foxhall, in the diocese of Norwich; value, £93. The church is a building of rubble in the Early English style, containing some monuments to the families of Easington and Barnardiston.

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 parishBrightwell St. John the Baptist 
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 Brightwell 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 districtIP10
Post TownIpswich