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Harkstead, Suffolk

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Harkstead, Suffolk

Harkstead is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, England. The village is located on the northern bank of the River Stour estuary at Holbrook Bay, and is situated on the Shotley peninsula, around 4 miles south of Ipswich. It is part of Babergh district. Half the village is covered by the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
DistrictBabergh
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM1834
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Population280 (2005)
 

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

Herchesteda

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

Harkstead, par., E. Suffolk, on Stour estuary, 6½ m. SE. of Ipswich, 2266 ac. (540 water), pop. 360; P.O.

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