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Blyford - Church of All Saints.jpg
Church of All Saints, Blyford
Blyford is located in Suffolk
Blyford shown within Suffolk
Population110 (2001 census)
OS grid referenceTM4276
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHalesworth
Postcode districtIP19
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°20′06″N 1°33′29″E / 52.335°N 1.558°E / 52.335; 1.558Coordinates: 52°20′06″N 1°33′29″E / 52.335°N 1.558°E / 52.335; 1.558
Not to be confused with: Blyth Haven (south end of the town of Southwold), and Blythburgh, on the same river, further east, halfway between Halesworth and Southwold.

Blyford (formerly known as Blythford) is a village and civil parish in the Waveney district of Suffolk, England, about 3 miles (5 km) east of Halesworth and separated from Wenhaston by the River Blyth, Suffolk to the south.[1] It is in the civil parish of Sotherton.

Population in 1801 was 163 and by 1840 had risen to 223. In 1861 the population was 193.[2]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Blyford like this:

Blyford, formerly Blythford, is a parish in Blything district, Suffolk; on the river Blythe, 2½ miles E by S of Halesworth r. station. Post Town, Halesworth. Acres, 947. Real property, £1,548. Pop., 193. Houses, 41. The living is a donative in the diocese of Norwich. Value, not reported. Patron, the Rev. Jeremy Day. The church, made of mainly flint, has two Norman doors and a perpendicular English tower, but is mainly decorated English.

On 9 August 2010, BBC Radio Suffolk reported at the 14th/15th century thatched Queen's Head Inn. The inn sign features St Etheldreda as the Queen. Chickens are located at the inn. The thatched roof was replaced in 1988 after a fire.

The church is just across the road from the inn with rumours of a smugglers' passage being located there. The church was built in 1088, with a 13th-century font added.[3]


  1. ^ White, William. "History, gazetteer and directory of Suffolk". History, gazetteer and directory of Suffolk. Simpkin Marshall and Company, 1874, p. 233.
  2. ^ Coke, Charles A. Population gazetteer of England and Wales. "History, gazetteer and directory of Suffolk". Harrison, 1864, p. 24.
  3. ^ "All Saints Blyford". Retrieved 22 August 2011.

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