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Bucklesham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Bucklesham, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 1½ mile NE from Orwell station on the G.E.R., and 7 miles ESE of Ipswich. The parish has a post office under Ipswich; money order office, Allan Road; telegraph office, Nacton. Acreage, 1826; population, 289. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £339 with residence. The church is of flint and stone, and was nearly all taken down and rebuilt in 1878. In this parish there are several crag pits from which numerous interesting fossils have been obtained.

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 parishBucklesham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWoodbridge 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bucklesham 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP10
Post TownIpswich