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Cockfield, Suffolk

Historical Description

Cockfield, a scattered agricultural parish in Suffolk. A small brook which runs through it is a tributary to the Bret. Cockfield has a station on the G.E.R., 7 miles S from Bury St Edmunds, and 9½ NNE of Sudbury. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Acreage, 3626; population, 926. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £670 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church, a building of flint in the-Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consists of nave and chancel with aisles and tower, and has a fine monument to the Harveys. There is a Congregational 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 parishCockfield St. Peter 
Poor Law unionCosford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtIP30
Post TownBury St. Edmunds