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Holbrook, Suffolk

Historical Description

Holbrook, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 1½ mile N of Holbrook Bay, 3½ miles ESE from Bentley Junction station on the G.E.R., and 5½ . S by E from Ipswich, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ipswich. The parish comprises 2054 acres; population, 774. The manor belonged formerly to the Clenches, and belongs now to the Berners family. Holbrook House is the seat of the Reade family. Holbrook Bay is an expansion of the estuary of the Stour, opposite Wrabness in Essex. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £150 with residence. The church is a large and ancient building of brick and rubble in the Perpendicular style, comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with vestry and tower, and contains a brass of 1470, and monuments of the Clenches. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Woodlands is a chief residence.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishHolbrook All Saints 
HundredSamford 

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


Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Holbrook from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictBabergh
CountySuffolk
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtIP9
Post TownIpswich

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