Welcome to the Badwell Ash Heritage website

Through these pages we aim to bring you a snapshot of the history of our village. Badwell Ash has a long and fascinating history. Evidence from within the village and from the surrounding fields shows humans have been present here for many millennia. The earliest evidence may be from nomadic peoples, but later evidence clearly shows a more permanent settlement in Iron Age times, over 2000 years ago.

More recently, from medieval times to the C21, the life of the village has been inextricably linked to agriculture. Our C14 church, St Mary the Virgin, has seen many of these changes and is the oldest building in the village.

In these pages, we will keep you up to date with and informed of the progress that The Badwell Ash History Society are making researching and recording the history of this ancient village of Badwell Ash in West Suffolk.

We are always looking for new material for the website and if you have any photographs, newspaper cuttings, memories or artefacts we would welcome the opportunity to record them.

We look forward to meeting you through this website and welcome your feedback.

Badwell Ash Memories

What was it like to live in Badwell Ash in years gone by? Hear local residents talk about local life and add your own memories to our archive


St. Mary’s Church

The Turret Clock The Turret Clock in the tower at St. Mary’s is believed to have been made in the late C17, around 1680. This […]