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"BADLEY, a parish in the hundred of Bosmere and Claydon, in the county of Suffolk, 2 miles to the N.W. of Needham, its post town. It lies in a pleasant district on the river Orwell. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Norwich, value £40, in the patronage of the Earl of Ashburnham. The church is dedicated to St. Mary."

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


  • St Mary, Badley Lane, Church of England


  • St Mary, Badley Lane, Church of England

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Church History

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Historical Geography

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