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Hartest, Suffolk

Historical Description

Hartest, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 4 miles N from Glemsford station on the G.E.R., .and 9 NNW from Sudbury, and has a post and money order office under Bury St Edmunds; telegraph office, Glemsford.

The parish comprises 1986 acres; population of the civil parish, 590; of the ecclesiastical, with Boxted, 789. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Boxted, in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £510 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church is an ancient building of flint, in the Perpendicular style, with a tower, restored in 1879. There are an endowed school 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 parishHartest All Saints 
Poor Law unionSudbury 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtIP29
Post TownBury St. Edmunds