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St Mary Bentley (geograph 3680096).jpg
St Mary's parish church
Population 776 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference TM1136
Civil parish
  • Bentley
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ipswich
Postcode district IP9
Dialling code 01473
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
Website Bentley Village in Suffolk
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51°59′28″N 1°04′08″E / 51.991°N 1.069°E / 51.991; 1.069Coordinates: 51°59′28″N 1°04′08″E / 51.991°N 1.069°E / 51.991; 1.069

Bentley is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England, about 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Ipswich. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 776.

Bentley has a parish council and a local news site called Bentley News which is managed by a local resident.

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 12 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).

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