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Burgate, Suffolk

Historical Description

Burgate, a parish in Suffolk, 1½ mile NE of Mellis station on the G.E.R., and 4½ miles WNW of Eye. Post town, Diss, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2067; population, 273. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £352 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church has a double-canopied brass of 1409, and is an ancient building of flint in the Early English style of architecture. There is also a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishBurgate St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHartismere 

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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