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Based on the previous census, writing in 1848, Samuel Lewis, summarised the facts of its history and economy as follows:
The Anglican church of St Mary the Virgin is an active parish church in the archdeaconry of Ipswich in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. Its earliest parts date from medieval times. On 26 April 1950 the church was designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage. The Grade I designation is the highest of the three grades and is for buildings that are "of exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important."
Hadleigh is an ancient market town and civil parish in South Suffolk, East Anglia, situated, next to the River Brett, between the larger towns of Sudbury and Ipswich. The headquarters of Babergh District Council are located in the town, which at the 2011 census had a population of 8,253.
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The Brett Works site, off Pound Lane, was for some years the home of Brett Valley Joinery and was later allocated by Babergh District Council as a potential site for a new foodstore. Supermarket giant Tesco has made a number of controversial proposals for the building of a store in the town. Their latest proposal, for development of the Pound Lane site, was rejected by the council in July 2011. The proposal was rejected again in September 2013
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In the 19th century, Hadleigh was the home of the cunning man James Murrell. He died in the town in December 1860.
Our target is to become completely self-funding by 2023. Our confidence in achieving this is based on our track record. During the past 10 years, our commercial income has doubled and we have raised nearly £60m in donated income.
Well connected? As I said, no. Trains: the nearest station is the branch-line terminus at Sudbury 20 minutes’ drive away, with hourly trains to the mainline at Marks Tey, Ipswich or Manningtree. Driving: the A12 is 20 minutes away, Colchester 30 and the seaside at Felixstowe 40.
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The romantic ruins of a royal castle overlooking the Essex marshes. Hadleigh was begun in about 1215 by Hubert de Burgh, but extensively refortified by Edward III during the Hundred Years War, becoming a favourite residence of the ageing king.
Hang out at It’s all about the country pub. Hadleigh has some decent examples, plus tea shops and delis etc, but for the star turns head to nearby villages: Boxford has the much-lauded Fleece and Lindsey The Red Rose.
The town has never had a railway station and almost all of its architecture is late 19th and 20th century – only three buildings are listed but one of these is the church, which is Grade I listed.
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The former Kings Arms on Benton Street is a typical example of timber framing. The building, a pub for over 400 years, has sections that date to the 15th century. It was known unofficially as the "Old Monkey" and is still referred to by that name today. It is now a private residence and bed and breakfast.
At Benton End Farm there is an equestrian centre and a paintball centre.
Hadleigh elects 1 seat to Essex County Council. As of 2009, the seat is held by Jillian Reeves of the Conservative Party. Within Castle Point Borough Council, Hadleigh is represented by six councillors elected from the two wards of St James and Victoria.
The annual Hadleigh Show, first held in 1840 and also known as 'the May Show', is one of the oldest one-day agricultural shows in East Anglia. Organised by the Hadleigh Farmers' Agricultural Association, the show enjoyed 12,500 visitors in 2013.
Suffolk is home to several manufacturers, including Jim Lawrence Handcrafted Home Furnishings, and the Hadleigh Maid chocolate company. Since 2009 Hadleigh has been the home of the Hellhound microbrewery
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Councillors Trevor Sheldrick and Yvonne Free
Other sporting clubs include the Hadleigh Tennis Club, Hadleigh Hares (running club), Hadleigh Cycling Club.
The town has a long-established football side with teams for most ages and a leisure centre.
The BBC television series Lovejoy was partly filmed in Hadleigh for its first two series.
Sharon Gold “Fantastic walks: the banks of the River Brett or the disused Railway Walk are great.”
Hadleigh received its market charter in 1252. In 1438 administration was passed from manorial control to trustees. The market was eventually sold to Babergh District Council in the late 20th century.
The case against Not the cheapest spot, nor the best connected: it’s the wilds of mid-Suffolk here.
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Hadleigh was one of the East Anglian towns that derived its prosperity from its wool and cloth industries. It has a 15th-century timber-framed Guildhall and many fine examples of timber and brick listed buildings, some with highly detailed 17th century plasterwork or "pargeting". Most of these buildings can be found in the High Street, Angel Street, Benton Street and the immediately surrounding area.
Schools Primaries: the town’s three primaries, St Mary’s CofE, Beaumont Community and Hadleigh Community, all “require improvement”, Ofsted says, but “are taking effective action”. Secondaries: Hadleigh High is “good”.
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Hadleigh is an established independent firm of Estate Agents and Valuers specialising in the local market of Harborne, Edgbaston, Moseley and Selly Park which are sought after suburbs of Birmingham.
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