The entrance to Bartonmere House, Great Barton
The village is believed to take its name from the Old English bere tun, which means 'barley village' or 'demesne farm' or 'outlying grange'.
All the recorded details of burials in Great Barton Churchyard from 1563 to 1992 have been transcribed from the original registers into alphabetically order, together with the cross reference to the 517 gravestones, as recorded by the Women's Institute Survey in 1979.
Great Barton is also home to radio transmission site, broadcasting the services of Heart East Anglia on 96.4 FM (1.8 kW) and BBC Radio Suffolk on 104.6 FM (2 kW). There is also a medium wave (AM) service on the same mast transmitting Classic Gold on 1251 kHz at 760W.
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- Thomas Hinde: The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now: Great Barton, Suffolk ISBN 1858334403