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St Lawrence's church,
St Lawrence's church
Lackford is located in Suffolk
Lackford shown within Suffolk
Population270 (2005)[1]
255 (2011)[2]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBury St Edmunds
Postcode districtIP28
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°18′04″N 0°37′34″E / 52.301°N 0.626°E / 52.301; 0.626Coordinates: 52°18′04″N 0°37′34″E / 52.301°N 0.626°E / 52.301; 0.626

Lackford is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located around four miles north-west of Bury St Edmunds on the A1101, in 2005 it had a population of 270.[1]

The parish contains the Lackford Lakes nature reserve and SSSI, created from reclaimed gravel pits. The Black Ditches run to the west of the parish and mark the parish boundary with Cavenham in places. These are believed to be the most easterly of a series of early Anglo-Saxon defensive earthworks built across the Icknield Way.

Lackford Hall is believed to have been built around 1570 by the fourth son of the squire of West Stow Hall. The hall is a three chimeyed timber-framed, Medieval hall house containing church and abbey stone reclaimed following the dissolution of the Roman Catholic Church by Henry VIII. The Hall is believed by local historians to have been a hunting and fishing lodge. Lackford Lakes Barns are an adjacent quadrangle of barns built from local timber and flint around 1839, based upon engravings in the windows.

The mediaeval St Lawrence's church is a grade II* listed building.[3]


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  3. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE (1180661)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 April 2014.

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