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St.Michaels Church, Boulge - - 1029694.jpg
St.Michaels Church, Boulge
Boulge is located in Suffolk
 Boulge shown within Suffolk
Population 26 (2001 census)
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°07′34″N 1°17′38″E / 52.126°N 1.294°E / 52.126; 1.294

Boulge is a hamlet and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal district of Suffolk, England. It is about 3 miles (5 km) north of Woodbridge.

Boulge church is the burial place of the local poet and writer Edward Fitzgerald, whose most famous work was his translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Boulge Hall[edit]

John Fitzgerald bought Boulge Hall in 1801 for his daughter Mary and her new husband, John Purcell (later John Fitzgerald), Edwards parents. The purchase was on the understanding that the hall would remain in the possession of the aged previous owner until death, which didn't happen for another 35 years. The couple lived instead at nearby Bredfield House but eventually moved into Boulge Hall. Edward occupied a cottage in the grounds until the estate was inherited by his elder brother in 1852.

The hall was later purchased by Sir Robert Eaton White, 1st Baronet (1864–1940), Chairman of the Suffolk County Council, whose descendants held it until c.1950.

It was demolished in 1955 owing to its general dereliction.

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