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A village in Suffolk, by the coast, near Felixstowe.


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Saint Mary's Church, Bawdsey
Bawdsey is located in Suffolk
Location within Suffolk
Population276 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTM348400
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodbridge
Postcode districtIP12

Bawdsey is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, eastern England. It is situated on the other side of the mouth of River Deben from Felixstowe. It had an estimated population of 340 in 2007, reducing to 276 at the Census 2011.

Bawdsey Manor was the location RAF Bawdsey where the United Kingdom's Air Ministry started research into the military application of radar in 1936, prior to World War II. Following the outbreak of the War in September 1939, the research was moved to Worth Matravers near Swanage in May 1940, and from there to Malvern, Worcestershire in 1942. Bawdsey had both Chain Home and Chain Home Low early warning radar stations during World War II.

The World War Two defences constructed around Bawdsey Point have been documented. They included a number of pillboxes, landmines and flame fougasse installations. The beaches were protected with extensive barriers of scaffolding.[2]

Ecological importance

Bawdsey is located on the northern bank of the Deben Estuary where it reaches the North Sea. It is adjacent to two Sites of Special Scientific Interest:

See also


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ Foot, William (2006). Beaches, fields, streets, and hills ... the anti-invasion landscapes of England, 1940. Council for British Archaeology. p. 105. ISBN 1-902771-53-2.
  3. ^ Bawdsey Cliff Archived 5 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine, SSSI citation, Natural England. Retrieved 2013-01-25.

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Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Deben Peninsula, Bawdsey was originally an estate village and the majority of the old cottages were built by the Quilter family of Bawdsey Manor in the late 19th and early 20th century as model cottages for their workers.

The main street winds its way down to Bawdsey Quay with a tiny, sandy beach revealed at low tide and with access across the mouth of the River Deben to the hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry via the foot ferry.…

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