picture of st marys

Burstall village is located around 4 miles (6 km) west of Ipswich, part of Babergh district. The parish includes the hamlet of Burstallhill. Recorded in the Domesday Book as Burgestala / Burghestala.

The south-western boundary of the parish is delineated by Belstead Brook, a tributary of the River Orwell. The A1071 between Ipswich and Hadleigh crosses Belstead Brook at Burstall Bridge.

Burstall Hall is ⅔ mile (1 km) northeast from the village. Mill Farm is to the west and Hill Farm to the east.

The village hall built in 1910 in memory of John Cranfield. It is a Mock Tudor building with a recent lottery grant improvements.

The Half Moon public house closed in 1968 and the post office was closed in 2006 due to cutbacks at that time.

A detailed desription of St Mary’s Church can be found in the following link.


There is a good website


This year is the 61st running of the Burstall Flower Show and Fete, it is a great event which is really well supported.  Saturday 2nd August is the date for your diary.


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