"BEDFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Hoxne, in the county of Suffolk, 4 miles to the N.E. of Debenham, and 17 from Ipswich. Framlingham is its post town. The village, which is a large straggling place, is entirely agricultural. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich, of the value of £286, in the patronage of Earl Stradbroke. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a spacious old structure in the Gothic style, with chancel and square tower. The register dates from 1538."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)