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Rushbrooke, Suffolk

Historical Description

Rushbrooke, a parish in Suffolk, on the river Lark, 3½ miles SE of Bury St Edmunds railway station. Post town, Bury St Edmunds. Acreage, 1063; population, 136. The manor belonged to Bury Abbey, passed to the Jermyns, and with Rushbrooke Hall belongs now to the Rushbrooke family. The Hall is a splendid moated mansion, forms three sides of a quadrangle, is partly of the time of King John, partly of that of Elizabeth, contains a drawing-room in which Elizabeth held courts in 1578, includes an old chapel now used as a billiard-room, and stands in an extensive and well-wooded park. The parish is a meet for the Suffolk hounds. The living is a rectory, annexed to Bradfield, in the diocese of Ely. The church has a richly decorated nave, a S aisle, a chancel, and a tower, and contains monuments of the Jermyns and the Rushbrookes.

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 parishRushbrooke St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP30
Post TownBury St. Edmunds