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Grade I listed Brockley Hall
|Brockley shown within Suffolk|
|Population||312 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Bury St Edmunds|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
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.
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.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for Neighbourhood Statistics. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- "Name: ST ANDREW'S CHURCH List entry Number: 1279218". English Heritage. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
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