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Brockley, Suffolk

Historical Description

Brockley, a parish in Suffolk, 6½ miles SSW of Bury St Edmunds on the G.E.R. It has a post office called Brockley Green under Bury-St-Edmunds; money order office, Hartest; telegraph office, Glemsford. Acreage, 1538; population, 279. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £279 with residence. The church is an ancient structure with a good tower, and contains some monuments of the Sprigge family. There is a Baptist chapel, and there are some 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 parishBrockley St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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 Brockley 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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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP29
Post TownBury St. Edmunds