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All Saints church, Kesgrave
Kesgrave shown within Suffolk
Population 14,168 (2011)
OS grid reference TM220454
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town IPSWICH
Postcode district IP5
Dialling code 01473 / 01585 allocated but never used
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
  • Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
List of places
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Kesgrave is a suburb containing two large estates in the English county of Suffolk on the eastern edge of Ipswich.


Early history

The area was recorded as Gressgrava in the Domesday Book, by the late 15th century its name had become Kesgrave. Kesgrave remained a small agricultural settlement with just a church, inn and a few farmsteads for over 700 years. In 1921 the population was only 103 housed in 20 dwellings. Since then great changes have taken place.

Recent history

By 1988 Kesgrave covered an area of more than 800 acres (320 ha; 1.3 sq mi). Kesgrave parish council officially adopted the title of a town in January 2000.

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