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Badwell Ash, Suffolk

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Badwell Ash, Suffolk

Badwell Ash is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk, England, near Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is Bada's stream near the field with ash trees, however this source lacks validity in terms of the oak mysteries. The 'Ash' is believed to be derived from the 'Reaping of the Bad' of 1659 when the local Lord burned the settlement of 'the Bad' in an attempt to eradicate an outbreak of plague which had developed.
DistrictMid Suffolk
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTL9969
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population756 (Dependent on sources)

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

Little Ashfield

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

Badwell Ash, par., W. Suffolk, 8 miles NW. of Stowmarket, 1860 ac., pop. 445; P.O.

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