Great Barton

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Great Barton
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Great Barton village sign
Great Barton is located in Suffolk
Great Barton
Great Barton
Great Barton shown within Suffolk
Population 2,191 (Including Conyer's Green. 2011)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bury St Edmunds
Postcode district IP31
Dialling code 01284 78
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°16′01″N 0°46′01″E / 52.267°N 0.767°E / 52.267; 0.767Coordinates: 52°16′01″N 0°46′01″E / 52.267°N 0.767°E / 52.267; 0.767

Great Barton is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk, England, about three miles from Bury St Edmunds.[2] According to Eilert Ekwall, the meaning of the village name is barley enclosure/demesne farm or outlying grange. The Domesday Book records the population of Great Barton in 1086 was 104.[3]

All the recorded details of burials in Great Barton Churchyard from 1563 to 1992 have been transcribed from the original registers into alphabetically order, together with the cross reference to the 517 gravestones, as recorded by the Women's Institute Survey in 1979.[citation needed]

Great Barton is also home to radio transmission site, broadcasting the services of Heart East Anglia on 96.4 FM (1.8 kW) and BBC Radio Suffolk on 104.6 FM (2 kW). There is also a medium wave (AM) service on the same mast transmitting Classic Gold on 1251 kHz at 760w.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ OS Explorer map 211: Bury St.Edmunds and Stowmarket Scale: 1:25 000. Publisher:Ordnance Survey – Southampton A2 edition. Publishing Date:2008. ISBN 978 0319240519
  3. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde. Work:Great Barton, Suffolk, Page 257 ISBN 1858334403

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