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Hargrave, Suffolk

Historical Description

Hargrave, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 4 miles SSW from Saxham station on the G.E.R., and 6 SW by W from Bury St Edmunds. Post town, Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Barrow. Acreage, 1781; population of the civil parish, 378; of the ecclesiastical, 358. The manor belonged to Bury Abbey, passed to the Ritsons and the Gages, and belongs now to the Marquis of Bristol. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £200 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint and stone in Early English style.

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 
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 districtIP29
Post TownBury St. Edmunds