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Hawstead is a small village in Suffolk, England. It is located 5 kilometres south of Bury St. Edmunds between the B1066 and A134 roads, in a fork formed by the River Lark and a small tributary. Hawstead Place, previously the seat of the Drury family, is now a farmhouse. Sir William Drury was sheriff and knight of the shire for Suffolk.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Hawstead, Suffolk has been known in the past
Halstead ~ Haldsteda ~ Hersteda
Hawstead, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Hawstead, par. and vil., W. Suffolk, 4 miles SW. of Bury St Edmunds, 2237 ac. (including Hardwick), pop. 321.
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