St Mary's parish church
|Location within Suffolk|
|Population||776 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|Website||Bentley Village in Suffolk|
Bentley has a Church of England parish church, a Reformed Baptist church, a Church of England primary school, a pub, a Village Hall and a riding school. A community owned village shop opened in the summer of 2016.
The Eastern Union Railway was built through the parish and opened on 15 July 1846. Bentley railway station was about 1⁄2 mile (800 m) east of the village, and served the area until British Railways closed it in 1966. The station was a junction between 1847 and 1965 for the Hadleigh branch line. The branch line also had a short-lived station called Bentley Church (1847-1853).
References[change | change source]
- "Area: Bentley (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
- Bentley Parish Council
- "Bentley News". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
- Archbishops' Council (2015). "St Mary Bentley, Bentley". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
- Bentley Reformed Baptist Church
- "Bentley CEVC Primary School". Archived from the original on 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
- The Case is Altered
- Bentley Village Hall (Suffolk) Archived 2016-12-20 at the Wayback Machine is the main Hub of the village activities
- Bentley Riding School
- Bentley Stores
- Mitchell, Vic (June 2011). Branch Lines to Harwich and Hadleigh. Midhurst: Middleton Press. Historical Background. ISBN 978-1-908174-02-4.
- Richard S, Joby (January 2000). "Brassey, Bruff, Locke and the Norwich Extension". Great Eastern Journal. 101: 26.
- Moffat, Hugh (1987). East Anglia's first railways. Lavenham: Terence Dalton Limited. pp. 176–180. ISBN 0-86138-038-X.