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"BELSTEAD, a parish in the hundred of Samford, in the county of Suffolk, 4 miles to the S.W. of Ipswich, its post town. The Eastern Union railway runs through the parish, and has a station at Bentley, about two miles to the N. of the village, which is a small straggling place. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, of the value of £370, in the patronage of the Rev. E. J. Lockwood, rector. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains a tablet to the memory of Admiral Sir Robert Harland. The register dates from the year 1539. There is a small chapel belonging to the Independents, and a new rectory house, built by the present rector. Lady Harland is lady of the manor."

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


  • St Mary, Buck's Horns Lane, Church of England


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