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St Marys Church, Bucklesham
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Population526 (2011 census)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIpswich
Postcode districtIP10
List of places
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Bucklesham is a village and civil parish in the East Suffolk district of Suffolk, England, a few miles east of Ipswich.


Bucklesham is derived from the old English meaning Buccel's homestead or village.[2] The village is recorded in the Domesday Book with a population in 1086 of 36 households made up of 32 freeholders and 4 small holders.[3]

The village gave its name to HMS Bucklesham, a Ham-class minesweeper.


The village has a school, a church, a village hall (shared with the neighbouring Foxhall), houses and the pub is named The Shannon after Rear Admiral Philip Broke's ship HMS Shannon (1806).[4] A small cottage – Shell Cottage – near St Mary's church was the old school, and the names of the children can still be found written on the walls. The newer school has 15 students per year group, and about 100 students in all. The village playing field is used by the children and the football team. The field has swings and an obstacle course.

Notable residents


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. "Key to English Place-names". kepn.nottingham.ac.uk. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  3. "Bucklesham | Domesday Book". opendomesday.org. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  4. "Broke Of The Shannon". Waterfront Life (in English). Retrieved 31 October 2019.

External links

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