Brettenham, Suffolk

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Brettenham
St Mary's church, Brettenham - geograph.org.uk - 596244.jpg
St Mary's church, Brettenham
Brettenham is located in Suffolk
Brettenham
Brettenham
Brettenham shown within Suffolk
Population353 (2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIpswich
Postcode districtIP7
Dialling code01449
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°08′42″N 0°52′19″E / 52.145°N 0.872°E / 52.145; 0.872Coordinates: 52°08′42″N 0°52′19″E / 52.145°N 0.872°E / 52.145; 0.872

Brettenham is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England. In 2005 it had a population of 270,[2] increasing to 353 at the 2011 Census.

Brettenham village hall

Almost the entire built-up area is defined as a conservation area, and the parish also contains some ancient woodland at Ram's Wood. The village is home to independent prep school, Old Buckenham Hall.

History[edit]

The ancient village is recorded about 1086 in Little Domesday as being within the hundred of Cosford.[3]

The parish became part of Babergh District when it was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Cosford Rural District (1882-1974)[4] with other units of government.

Governance[edit]

Brettenham is part of the electoral ward called Brett Vale. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 2,181.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived December 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Suffolk County Council
  3. ^ Open Domesday Online: Brettenham (Suffolk)
  4. ^ [1] The National Archives: COSFORD RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL RECORDS
  5. ^ "Brett Vale ward 2011". Retrieved 11 September 2015.

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