The Parish of Bromeswell is on the Estuary of the River Deben, it is also the Gateway Parish to the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Within Bromeswell we have many valuable environmental assets:-a Nature Reserve managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, a nationally recognized Site of Special Scientific Interest, a European designated Special Protection Area for Birds, and a Grade One Listed Parish Church of St Edmund adjacent to a beautiful expanse of locally designated Open Access Land. The centre of the village is a designated Conservation Area and the village benefits from the first "Quiet Lane" designation aimed at encouraging the safe use of its lanes by pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
Although just a couple of miles east of Woodbridge and the A12, when you enter Bromeswell you have crossed over the natural dividing line formed by the River Deben, there is now a marked change in settlement character and landscape. You are now within the environmentally sensitive district known as “The Suffolk Coasts and Heaths”.
Bromeswell is criss-crossed by many public footpaths and other public rights of way including the Sandlings Coastal Path and Cycle Route. The parish covers an area of around six square kilometers and despite its small spread-out population (just 260 on Electoral Roll) and marked lack of infrastructure (no mains drainage, street lighting, pavements, shops or school) there is a well supported community spirit which largely revolves around the well loved Parish Church
The Parish Church of St Edmund along with the village itself dates back to Saxon times and is only a mile or two by footpath from the World Heritage Site of Sutton Hoo, the Burial Ship of the Saxon King Raedwald.
Those of us privileged to live in the parish recognize and vigorously protect this beautiful and important part of Suffolk, not only for ourselves but also for the many welcome visitors and for our neighboring parishes of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths District, this is because Bromeswell is the Gateway to this important part of the Suffolk Countryside.
“Bromeswell shows many of the characteristics of a traditional English village. It is one of the most secluded, beautiful spots in Suffolk.”