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Great Ashfield, Suffolk

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Great Ashfield, Suffolk

Great Ashfield is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, England. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is Field with Ash trees. The Domesday Book records the population of Great Ashfield in 1086 to be 67. Half a mile to the west is the overgrown motte of Great Ashfield Castle.
DistrictMid Suffolk
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTL9967
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk

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

Ashfield ~ Ashfield Great

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

Ashfield, Great, par., W. Suffolk, 7½ miles NW. of Stowmarket, 1546 ac., pop. 398; P.O.

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