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East Bergholt, Suffolk

Historical Description

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.

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 parishEast Bergholt St. Mary 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCO7
Post TownColchester