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Lackford, Suffolk

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Lackford, Suffolk

Lackford is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located around four miles north-west of Bury St Edmunds on the A1101, in 2005 it had a population of 270. The name is believed to be derived from the place where wild leeks where found rather than a ford over the river Lark in whose valley in lies. The parish contains the Lackford Lakes nature reserve and SSSI, created from reclaimed gravel pits.
DistrictSt Edmundsbury
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTL7870
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population270
 

Other names by which Lackford, Suffolk has been known in the past

Leacforda

Lackford, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Lackford.-- hundred, Suffolk, in NW. of co., 77,159 ac., pop. 15,653; contains 17 pars. and part of another.

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