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Lackford, Suffolk

Historical Description

Lackford, a village and a parish in Suffolk, near the river Lark, 3½ miles N of Saxham station on the G.E.R., and 5½ NW of Bury St Edmunds, with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bury St Edmunds. Acreage, 2338; population, 193. The lord of the manor is sole landowner. There are rabbit warrens. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £216 with residence. The church is an ancient structure of stone and flint, chiefly in the Norman style. It contains an octagonal font, with enriched panels of foliage of the time of Edward I.

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 parishLackford St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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 Lackford from the following:

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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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP28
Post TownBury St. Edmunds