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Ballingdon, Suffolk

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Ballingdon, Suffolk

Ballingdon is a suburb of the town of Sudbury in Suffolk, England. Once a separate village in the County of Essex, today it is part of Sudbury civil parish. It is the only part of the town to the south of the River Stour. The village developed on the important ancient highway from Braintree and Halstead in Essex to Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds. It grew adjacent to a bridge (today known as Ballingdon Bridge) over the River Stour. It dates back to at least the 13th century.
Post townSudbury
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL8640
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01787

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

Ballingdon Cum Brundon ~ Belindune

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

Ballingdon cum Brundon, par., NE. Essex, adjacent to Sudbury, 850 ac., pop. 729.

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