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  • Brockley is a civil parish in the St Edmundsbury borough of Suffolk, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 281. It is situated approximately 7 miles south of Bury St Edmunds and 9 miles north of Sudbury on the B1066. Also it is 2 miles north of Hartest. A small hamlet, recorded in Domesday as "Brochola" or "Broclega": the name originates from 'woodland clearing by a brook'. Mill Road marks the location of a former post mill which was demolished in 1930. East of B1066 is Willow Tree Farm with a small chapel. West of B1066 is Mile Farm with the Pumping Station farthest west. Brockley Hall and St Andrew's church are still around 1 km north of the village. St Andrew's dates from mediaeval times but was renovated in 1866. It is a grade II* listed building. There have been no public houses in the village since the 1980s, although prior to that there had been two: the Fox and Hounds and the The Six Bells. A blacksmith used to be next door to the pub. A shop, and petrol station closed some years ago. Brockley Cricket Club started over 50 years ago and supports three league teams playing in local leagues, a midweek team and a youth programme.

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