Brockley, Suffolk

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Brockley
Brockley - Brockley Hall.jpg
Grade I listed Brockley Hall
Brockley is located in Suffolk
Brockley
Brockley
Brockley shown within Suffolk
Population312 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTL8254
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBury St Edmunds
Postcode districtIP29
Dialling code01284
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°09′35″N 0°40′06″E / 52.1596°N 0.6682°E / 52.1596; 0.6682Coordinates: 52°09′35″N 0°40′06″E / 52.1596°N 0.6682°E / 52.1596; 0.6682

Brockley (not to be confused with Brockley Green, 8 miles (13 km) southwest in Hundon parish) is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury borough of Suffolk, England. Brockley parish includes the hamlets of Pound Green and Gulling Green. According to the 2001 Census parish population was 281, and increased to 312 at the 2011 Census.

The village is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of Bury St Edmunds and 9 miles (14 km) north of Sudbury on the B1066. Also it is 2 miles (3 km) north of Hartest. A small hamlet is recorded in Domesday as "Brochola" or "Broclega": the name originates from 'woodland clearing by a brook'.

Mill Road marks the location of a former post mill which was demolished in 1930. East of B1066 is Willow Tree Farm (now Britton's Farm) (farthest out) with a small chapel (halfway to B1066). West of B1066 is Mile Farm (now Long's Farm) with the Pumping Station farthest west.

Brockley Hall and St Andrew's Church are still around 1 km north of the village. St Andrew's dates from medieval times but was renovated in 1866. It is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

There have been no public houses in the village since the 1980s, although before then there had been two: the Fox and Hounds and The Six Bells.

A blacksmith used to be next door to the pub.[clarification needed] A shop, and petrol station closed some years ago.[clarification needed]

Brockley Cricket Club started over 60 years ago and supports three teams playing in local leagues, a midweek team and a youth programme. The village also supports an indoor bowls club that has enjoyed some success in the past.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for Neighbourhood Statistics. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (1279218)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 April 2014.

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