In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Bricett like this:
BRICETT (Great), a parish in Bosmere district, Suffolk; 2¾ miles E by N of-Bildeston, and 4½ SW of Needham r. station. Post Town, Bildeston, under Ipswich. Acres, 915. Real property, £1,436. Pop., 207. Houses, 53. The property is divided among a few. An Augustinian priory was founded here, in 1110, by Ralph FitzBrian; annexed to the monastery of Nobiliac in France; and conveyed, in the time of Henry VI., to King's College, Cambridge. ...
The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £110. Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is very good. A fair is held on 5 July.
Great Bricett is now part of Mid Suffolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mid Suffolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Bricett itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Bricett in Mid Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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