Burgh, Suffolk

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Burgh, Suffolk
Burgh Mill, Suffolk 2005.jpg
Burgh Windmill
Burgh, Suffolk is located in Suffolk
Burgh, Suffolk
Burgh, Suffolk
 Burgh, Suffolk shown within Suffolk
Population 191 (2001 census)
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk

Coordinates: 52°06′58″N 1°15′29″E / 52.116°N 1.258°E / 52.116; 1.258

Burgh (/ˈbɜrɡ/[1]) is a village and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal district of Suffolk, England, about 3.5 miles (6 km) north-west of Woodbridge.

St. Botolph's church stands near the site of a Roman villa that stretches towards Clopton churchyard. It dates from the 14th century and is a grade II* listed building. [2] The body of Saint Botolph is supposed to have lain in the church until 680, when it was removed by monks from the abbey at Bury St Edmunds.

The population of Burgh is about 200. Because of its small size, there is no parish council, and no parish rate is levied. Instead, there is a Parish Meeting to which all villagers are invited. This meeting occurs two or three times a year. During these meetings, residents are welcome to discuss the issues, problems, concerns and affairs of the village.

Several artists and craftsmen live and work in the village.

The neighbouring village of Grundisburgh and the towns of Woodbridge and Ipswich provide shops and all business and commercial services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wells, John C. (2007-03-05). "Place names". Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ST BOTOLPH List entry Number: 1197947". English Heritage. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 

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