Place:Polstead, Suffolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.007°N 0.902°E
Located inSuffolk, England
See alsoBabergh Hundred, Suffolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
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Polstead is a small village and civil parish in the Babergh District of Suffolk, England. The village lies 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Nayland, 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Hadleigh and 9 miles (14 km) north of Colchester. It is situated on a small tributary stream of the River Stour.

The village is noted for being the site of the Red Barn Murder in 1827. The victim Maria Marten, once found, was re-buried in the churchyard of St Mary's Church, but her gravestone was eventually chipped away to nothing by souvenir hunters.

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