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"BURGATE, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, in the county of Suffolk, 4 miles to the N.W. of Eye, its post town. The Eastern Union railway passes near it. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £560, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and contains a monumental brass of Sir William Burgate, who died in 1409."

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


  • St Mary, Lane east of Burgate Hall, Church of England


  • St Mary, Lane east of Burgate Hall, Church of England

  • Chapel, Chapel House-Burgate Great Green, Primitive Methodist

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