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Type Settlement
Other Forms FormsBledeburo, Blieburc, Blideburc

Meaning & History

Blythburgh is a village and civil parish in the East Suffolk district of the English county of Suffolk. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Southwold and 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east of Halesworth and lies on the River Blyth. The A12 road runs through the village which is split on either side of the road. At the 2011 census, the population of the parish was 297. The parish includes the hamlets of Bulcamp and Hinton.

It likely means "happy fortress". It possibly comes from the Anglo-Saxon elements bliþe meaning "happy, blithe" and burg meaning "fortress".
Added 4/2/2021 by I like old names