Brockley, Suffolk

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Brockley - Brockley Hall.jpg
Grade I listed Brockley Hall
Brockley is located in Suffolk
Brockley shown within Suffolk
Population 312 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TL8254
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bury St Edmunds
Postcode district IP29
Dialling code 01284
EU Parliament East of England
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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 which is 11 miles away) is a civil parish in the St Edmundsbury borough of Suffolk, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 281 increasing to 312 at the 2011 Census.

It 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, 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 mediaeval 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 prior to that 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.

Brockley Cricket Club started over 60 years ago and supports three league 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.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for Neighbourhood Statistics. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Name: ST ANDREW'S CHURCH List entry Number: 1279218". English Heritage. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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