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Harkstead, Suffolk

Historical Description

Harkstead, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the estuary of the river Stone, 5 miles ESE from Bentley Junction station on the G.E.R., and 6¼ SSE from Ipswich, with a post office under Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Holbrook. Acreage, 1740; population, 371. The manor belonged at Domesday to Odo de Campania, and belongs now to the Bemers family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £580 with residence. The church is ancient, in fair condition, and has a tower.

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 parishHarkstead St. Mary 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtIP9
Post TownIpswich