Place:Bruisyard, Suffolk, England


Located inSuffolk, England
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Bruisyard is a village in the valley of the River Alde in the county of Suffolk, England. The village has a population of ~175. The village sign depicts Saint Clare of the Order of the Poor Clares; they had an abbey in Bruisyard until the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII (see below). The village sign was commissioned by the Parish Council in 2004 and made by the sculptor Anne Smith [1].

The construction of a new village hall on the Parish Park was completed in December 2009 with support from many funding bodies, including the Big Lottery Fund. The village hall was formally opened in July 2010. The village hall has a stained glass window by the artist Sharon McMullin depicting the local flora and fauna, and nine low relief plaster panels by the sculptor Anne Smith showing past and present local scenes. The central panel shows the Domesday Book entry for Bruisyard (Buresiart).

There used to be a wine-making vineyard in Bruisyard, but this closed in 2002 [2].

Bruisyard's name is in the Domesday Book as "Buresiart." It is believed derived from the Anglo-Saxon term, gebūres geard, meaning "peasant's enclosure".

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