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Great Barton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Barton, Great, a parish in Suffolk, 2½ miles NE of Bury St Edmunds. It contains the villages of Great Barton and East Barton, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bury St Edmunds. Acreage, 3764; population, 766. Barton Hall, a fine country seat originally built about the end of the reign of Elizabeth, and which has received several later additions, stands in this parish, in the midst of extensive pleasure grounds. It has a celebrated library and picture gallery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £280 with residence. The church contains several monuments, and is a handsome edifice of flint and stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles. There are four almshouses and some small charities.

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 parishBarton Holy Innocents 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP31
Post TownBury St. Edmunds