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"BACTON, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, in the county of Suffolk, 5 miles to the N. of Stowmarket, its post town. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £700, in the patronage of the Rev. A. B. Hemsworth. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The annual value of the parochial charities is £86. Bacton Hall is near the village."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • St Mary, Church Road, Church of England


  • St Mary, Church Road, Church of England

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