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Culford, Suffolk

Historical Description

Culford, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Lark, 4 miles NNW of Bury St. Edmunds town and railway station, and 2 from Ingham railway station. There is a post and telegraph office under Bury St. Edmunds; money order office, Bury St Edmunds. Acreage, 2221; population, 364. Culford Hall was built in 1591 by the Bacons, passed to Marquis Cornwallis and the De Beauvoirs, and is now the seat of the Cadogan family. The living is a rectory, with those of Ingham and Timworth annexed, in the diocese of Ely; joint net value, £423. The church was rebuilt, and its tower heightened, in 1857. A church for Culford Heath, an outlying portion of the parish, was built in 1865.

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 parishCulford St. Mary 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP28
Post TownBury St. Edmunds