West Suffolk was an administrative county of England created in 1889 from part of the county of Suffolk. It survived until 1974 when it was rejoined with East Suffolk. Its county town was Bury St Edmunds. Before the introduction of county councils, Suffolk had been divided into eastern and western divisions, each with their own quarter sessions.
West Suffolk is a local government district in Suffolk, England, which was established on 1 April 2019, following the merger of the existing Forest Heath district with the borough of St Edmundsbury. The two councils had already had a joint Chief Executive since 2011. At the 2011 census, the two districts had a combined population of 170,756. The main towns in the new district are Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Brandon, Haverhill and Mildenhall. The district covers a smaller area compared to the for
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia West Suffolk may refer to the following places in Suffolk, England: West Suffolk (county), a county until 1974 West Suffolk (district), a local government district established in 2019
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West Suffolk was an administrative county of England created in 1889 from part of the county of Suffolk. It survived until 1974 when it was rejoined with East Suffolk. Its county town was Bury St Edmunds.
West Suffolk County Council was the county council of the non-metropolitan county of West Suffolk in east England. It came into its powers on 1 April 1889 and acted as the governing authority for the county until it was amalgamated with East Suffolk County Council to form Suffolk County Council in 1974.
- 1 April 1974
- Suffolk County Council
- 1 April 1889
Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. The North Sea lies to the east. The county town is Ipswich; other important towns include Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, and Felixstowe, one of the largest container ports in Europe. The county is low-lying but it has quite a few hills, and has largely arable land with the wetlands of the Broads in the north. The Suffolk Coast and H
The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Suffolk, and East Anglia generally, occurred on a large scale, possibly following a period of depopulation by the previous inhabitants, the Romanized descendants of the Iceni. By the fifth century, they had established control of the region. The Angl
West Suffolk, like nearby East Cambridgeshire, is renowned for archaeological finds from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age. Bronze Age artefacts have been found in the area between Mildenhall and West Row, in Eriswell and in Lakenheath. Many bronze objects, such as
Villages and towns in Suffolk are renowned for historic pink-washed halls and cottages, which has become known far and wide as ‘Suffolk Pink’. Decorative paint colours found in the county can range from a pale shell shade, to a deep blush brick colour. According to ...
Located in the East of England, much of Suffolk is low-lying, founded on Pleistocene sand and clays. These rocks are relatively unresistant and the coast is eroding rapidly. Coastal defences have been used to protect several towns, but several cliff-top houses have been lost to coastal erosion and others are under threat. The continuing protection of the coastline and the estuaries, including the Blyth, Alde and Deben, has been, and remains, a matter of considerable discussion.
Suffolk has a comprehensive education system with fourteen independent schools. Unusually for the UK, some of Suffolk had a 3-tier school system in place with primary schools, middle schools and upper schools. However, a 2006 Suffolk County Council study concluded that Suffolk sh
The county has one university, with branches spread across different towns. University of Suffolk was, prior to August 2016, known as University Campus Suffolk. Up until it became independent it was a collaboration between the University of Essex and the University of East Anglia
West Suffolk is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Matt Hancock, a Conservative. Between 1832 and 1885 there had also been a constituency, the Western Division of Suffolk that had also been called West Suffolk. It is currently represented by Matt Hancock, a Conservative.
Suffolk County is located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the United States. As of 2019, the population was 803,907 making it the fourth-most populous county in Massachusetts. The county comprises the cities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. The traditional county seat is Boston, the state capital and the largest city in Massachusetts. The county government was abolished in late 1999, and so Suffolk County today functions only as an administrative subdivision of state government
The county was created by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643, when it was ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four shires". Suffolk initially contained Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Dedham, Braintree, Weymouth, and Hingham. The county was named after Suffolk, England, which means "southern folk." In 1731, the extreme western portions of Suffolk County, which included Uxbridge, were split off to become part of Worcester County. In 1793, most of
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 120 square miles, of which 58 square miles is land and 62 square miles is water. It is the second-smallest county in Massachusetts by land area and smallest by total area.
Suffolk County / ˈsʌfək / is a predominantly suburban county and is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 1,493,350, estimated to have decreased slightly to 1,476,601 in 2019, making it the fourth-most populous county in New York.
East Suffolk, along with West Suffolk, was created in 1888 as an administrative county of England. The administrative county was based on the eastern quarter sessions division of Suffolk. East Suffolk County Council's headquarters were at East Suffolk County Hall in Ipswich.