Brightwell, Suffolk

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Brightwell is located in Suffolk
Brightwell shown within Suffolk
Population 57 (2001 census)[1]
Civil parish
  • Brightwell
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town IPSWICH
Postcode district IP10
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
SuffolkCoordinates: 52°02′36″N 1°16′44″E / 52.0433°N 1.2790°E / 52.0433; 1.2790

Brightwell is a village and a civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal District, in the English county of Suffolk. It has a place of worship. For transport there is the A12 road nearby. It is near the large town of Ipswich. Adjacent parishes include Foxhall, Bucklesham, Martlesham and Newbourne. The population at the 2011 Census was only minimal and is included in the civil parish of Foxhall.

Brightwell Hall was extensively remodelled c. 1663 by Sir Samuel Barnardiston MP, leader of the Suffolk Whigs and a deputy Governor of the East India Company. It was demolished in about 1755 but traces of the park's parterres and garden walks still remain.

John Constable painted a landscape in oil in 1815 of Brightwell.[2]