East Bergholt, Suffolk
Bergholt, East, a small town and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Stour, midway between the Manningtree and Bentley stations on the G.E.R., 9 miles SW of Ipswich, with a post, money order, and telegraph office (S.O.) Acreage, 3140; population, 1316. Ackworth House is a fine country seat, standing in a good position, and commanding extensive views. West Lodge is also a fine seat, and East Bergholt Lodge is beautifully situated amid fine woods. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £382 with residence. Patron, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church is a building of flint in the Perpendicular style, and there are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels, a Benedictine nunnery and chapel, a cemetery under the control of a Burial Board, and numerous charities. John Constable the painter, born in 1776, was a native. There is a stained window in the church erected to his memory.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Bergholt St. Mary|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Bergholt from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Bergholt, East (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.
Online maps of East Bergholt are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online: