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Constituted in 1894 a civil and ecclesiastical parish known as "Higham
Green" was formed in 1861 from the civil parish of Gazeley. It is seven
miles west of Bury St Edmunds, and has a station on the G.E. railway. The
population in 1901 was 320 and it comprises 2,604 acres.
Church of St. Stephen is a structure of flint with stone dressings, in the Early
English style, and consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a
round tower containing one bell. It was erected in 1861, on a site given by J.G.
Barclay, Esq., at a cost of £6,000, raised by voluntary subscription.
The vicar [in 1901] is the Rev. W. Thwaites.
is here a Baptist Chapel, rebuilt in 1879.
The above article is from "West Suffolk Illustrated" by H. Barker,
published by Pawsey, Bury St. Edmunds, 1907.
H. Barker was curator of Moyse's Hall in Bury St Edmunds