Bramford

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Bramford village sign depicting the River Gipping and St' Mary's Church
Bramford
Bramford is located in Suffolk
Bramford
Bramford
Bramford shown within Suffolk
Population 2,303 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TM124463
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ipswich
Postcode district IP8
Dialling code 01473
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°04′26″N 1°05′53″E / 52.074°N 1.098°E / 52.074; 1.098Coordinates: 52°04′26″N 1°05′53″E / 52.074°N 1.098°E / 52.074; 1.098

Bramford is a medium-sized village, three miles west of Ipswich, Suffolk, in the Mid Suffolk administrative district. Recorded in the Domesday Book as "Brunfort" or "Branfort". The River Gipping (the source of the River Orwell), runs at the bottom of the village and was a busy navigable waterway during the 19th century. A lock is still on the east of side of the village. The village has two churches; (one Anglican, St Mary the Virgin viewable from Bramford Bridge in the southeast of the village and one Methodist) in the north west of the village on the B1067 road. Bramford railway station was originally on the Eastern Union Railway but closed in 1955.

The village is served by a variety of shops and services; a primary school (southwest), a pub (the Cock), a sports ground, a bowls club and other social groups, including a football club which has a first and reserve team. There is a private care village which is called Cherryfields made up of several bungalows and flats situated up Gippingstone Road in the centre of Bramford, opposite the Co-op. Bramford also has its own Royal British Legion club, and is also home to a St. John Ambulance station, with space for up to 10 vehicles.

The Angel pub is now closed, and not that much information has been given about what to do with it now. it is currently for sale.

Nearby villages include Sproughton, Somersham and Little Blakenham.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 August 2016.