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Ickworth, Suffolk

Historical Description

Ickworth, a parish in Suffolk, 3 miles SW of Bury St Edmunds station on the G.E.R. Post town, Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Horringer. Acreage, 1258; population, 92. The manor was given by Bishop Theodred to Bury Abbey, and belongs now to the Marquis of Bristol. Ickworth Park is a seat of the Marquis; was founded in 1792 by the Earl of Bristol; is 625 feet long and 120 deep; comprises centre, quadrant corridors, and wings; presents in the centre Ionic and Corinthian decorations, with surmounting dome 105 feet high; includes basso-relievos, from Homer's "Iliad" and " Odyssey," after designs by Flaxman; and stands in a park of about 1200 acres, stocked with about 300 head of deer. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, and was annexed in 1868 to the rectory of Homingsheath; net value, £170. Patron, the Marquis of Bristol. The church is a small Gothic building of flint.

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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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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