Boxted, Suffolk

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All Saints, Boxted. Credit: Bob Jones
Boxted is located in Suffolk
Boxted shown within Suffolk
Population 120 (2001)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Colchester
Postcode district CO4
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°07′44″N 0°40′05″E / 52.129°N 0.668°E / 52.129; 0.668Coordinates: 52°07′44″N 0°40′05″E / 52.129°N 0.668°E / 52.129; 0.668
Footpath to Boxted

Boxted is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England. Located around 8 miles (13 km) north of Sudbury, in 2005 it had a population of 120. From the 2011 Census the population was included in the civil parish of Somerton.

According to Eilert Ekwall, the meaning of the village name is place where box grow. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book, at which time it had a population of 25.

Fenstead End[edit]

Footpath to Gallowgate Farm and Fenstead End

Fenstead End is a hamlet in the civil parish of Boxted, in the Babergh district, in the county of Suffolk, England.[2] The settlement appears in the Domesday Book as Finesteda when its inventory was:[3]

Hundred — Babergh
Population — 4 households comprising 1 villager, 2 smallholders, 5 slaves.
Value — £5
Ploughland — 5 lord's plough teams
Meadow — 10 acres
Woodland — 20 pigs
Livestock in 1066 — 3 cattle, 1 horse
Lord in 1066 — Uhtred
Overlord in 1066 — Edgar of Houghton


  1. ^ Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived December 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ Philip's Street Atlas Suffolk, 2007 edition, p76
  3. ^ Fenstead, Open Domesday 

Further reading[edit]

Karl Inge Sandred (1963), English place-names in -stead, Uppsala University, pp. 100, 187 

External links[edit]

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