Harkstead

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Harkstead
St Mary's Church, Harkstead - geograph.org.uk - 1282812.jpg
St Mary's Church, Harkstead
Harkstead is located in Suffolk
Harkstead
Harkstead
Harkstead shown within Suffolk
Population287 (2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIpswich
Postcode districtIP9
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
51°58′05″N 1°11′06″E / 51.968°N 1.185°E / 51.968; 1.185Coordinates: 51°58′05″N 1°11′06″E / 51.968°N 1.185°E / 51.968; 1.185

Harkstead is a village and civil parish in the county of Suffolk, England. The village is located on the northern bank of the River Stour estuary at Holbrook Bay, and is situated on the Shotley peninsula, around 7 miles (11 km) south of Ipswich. It is part of Babergh local government district.

Most of the civil parish south of the road between the nearby villages of Lower Holbrook and Erwarton lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The civil parish is boundaried by the neighbouring civil parishes of Holbrook, Chelmondiston and Arwarton. Large areas of the civil parish are classified as Scheduled Monuments due to the presence of ring ditches, post-medieval field boundaries and later prehistoric or Roman field systems.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 12 September 2015.

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