Place:Suffolk, England

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NameSuffolk
Alt namesSFKsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Sudfulcsource: Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
Suffsource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
Suffksource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002; UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [web site] (1997-98) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Suthfolchisource: Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
TypeHistoric county, Modern county
Coordinates52.056°N 1.15°E
Located inEngland
See alsoEast Suffolk, Englandadministrative county which existed 1888-1974
West Suffolk, Englandadministrative county which existed 1888-1974
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Ipswich ( 500 - )
Borough (municipal)
Aldeburgh
Beccles
Bury St. Edmunds ( 500 - )
Eye
Lowestoft
Southwold
Sudbury
Civil parish
Acton
Akenham
Aldringham
Alnesbourn Priory
Alpheton
Ashbocking
Ashfield-with-Thorpe
Assington
Badley
Badwell Ash
Ballingdon ( 1896 - )
Bardwell
Barham
Barking
Barnham
Barningham
Battisford
Baylham
Benacre
Blyford
Blythburgh
Boxford
Boxted
Bradfield-St. George
Bramfield
Brampton
Brent Eleigh
Bures St. Mary
Cavendish
Chediston
Chilton
Chimney Mills
Claydon
Cockfield
Coddenham
Coney Weston
Cookley
Covehithe
Cratfield
Creeting St. Mary
Creeting St. Peter
Crowfield
Culford
Earl Stonham
Easton-Bavents
Edwardstone
Elmsett
Elmswell
Euston
Fakenham Magna
Felsham
Flowton
Fornham All Saints
Fornham St. Genevieve
Fornham St. Martin
Frostenden
Gosbeck
Great Ashfield
Great Blakenham
Great Bricett
Great Cornard
Great Livermere
Great Waldingfield
Groton
Hartest
Hazlewood
Helmingham
Hemingstone
Henham
Henley
Henstead
Hepworth
Hessett
Heveningham
Hinderclay
Hitcham
Honington
Hopton (near Thetford)
Hopton-on-Sea ( - 1974 )
Hunston
Huntingfield
Ilketshall St. Andrew
Ilketshall St. John
Ilketshall St. Lawrence
Ilketshall St. Margaret
Ingham
Ipswich St. Margaret ( 1300 - )
Ixworth
Kedington ( 1895 - )
Kelsale cum Carlton ( 1885 - )
Kettlebaston
Knettishall
Knodishall
Langham
Lavenham
Lawshall
Leiston
Linstead-Magna
Linstead-Parva
Little Blakenham
Little Cornard
Little Livermere
Little Stonham
Little Waldingfield
Little Whelnetham
Long Melford
Market Weston
Mendham
Mickfield
Middleton with Fordley
Milden
Monk Soham
Monks Eleigh
Nacton
Nayland with Wissington ( 1884 - 1952 )
Nayland
Nettlestead
Newton-near-Sudbury
Offton
Peasenhall
Polstead
Preston
Rattlesden
Reydon
Rickinghall-Inferior
Ringshall
Rumburgh
Rushbrooke with Rougham
Semer
Shimpling
Sibton
Somersham
Somerton
Sotherton
South Cove
South Elmham All Saints and St. Nicholas ( 1737 - )
South Elmham St. Cross
South Elmham St. James
South Elmham St. Margaret
South Elmham St. Mary
South Elmham St. Michael
South Elmham St. Peter
Spexhall
Stanstead
Stanton
Stoke-by-Nayland
Stonham-Aspall
Stoven
Stowlangtoft
Swilland
Theberton
Thelnetham
Thorington
Thorpe-by-Ixworth
Troston
Ubbeston
Uggeshall
Walberswick
Walpole
Walsham-le-Willows
Wangford (near Halesworth)
Wangford (near Mildenhall)
Wattisfield
Wenhaston
West Stow
Westerfield
Westhall
Westhorpe
Westleton
Whitton-cum-Thurlston
Willisham
Wissett
Wissington
Woolverstone
Wordwell
Wrentham
Yoxford
Deserted settlement
Chilton
District municipality
Babergh District ( 1974 - )
Forest Heath District ( 1974 - )
Ipswich ( 500 - )
Mid Suffolk District ( 1974 - )
St. Edmundsbury District ( 1974 - )
Suffolk Coastal District ( 1974 - )
Waveney District ( 1974 - )
Former parish
Darmsden
South Elmham All Saints ( - 1737 )
Hamlet
Akenham
Covehithe
Darmsden
Easton-Bavents
Knettishall
Thorpe-by-Ixworth
Wordwell
Hundred
Babergh Hundred
Blackbourn Hundred
Blything Hundred
Bosmere and Claydon Hundred
Carlford Hundred
Colneis Hundred
Cosford Hundred
Hartismere Hundred
Hoxne Hundred
Lackford Hundred
Loes Hundred
Mutford and Lothingland Hundred
Plomesgate Hundred
Risbridge Hundred
Samford Hundred
Stow Hundred
Thedwastre Hundred
Thingoe Hundred
Thredling Hundred
Wangford Hundred
Wilford Hundred
Inhabited place
Acton
Assington
Bacton
Barrow
Barsham
Barton Mills
Bawdsey
Belstead
Blackthorpe
Botesdale
Bradfield-Combust
Bradfield-St. George
Bramford
Brampton
Brandon
Brantham
Brightwell
Bromeswell
Bruisyard
Burgate
Burgh Castle
Campsea Ashe
Capel St. Mary
Clare
Cockfield
Conyer's Green
Corton
Darsham
Debenham
Dennington
Denton
Ditchingham
Dunwich ( 630 - )
Earl Soham
East Bergholt
Elmsett
Elveden
Exning
Felsham
Framlingham
Fressingfield
Gislingham
Glemsford
Great Barton
Great Saxham
Gunton
Haughley Green
Herringfleet
Hessett
Hintlesham
Hitcham
Holbrook
Horham
Hoxne
Ickworth
Iken
Ilketshall St. Margaret
Kesgrave
Kessingland
Kettlebaston
Lackford
Lakenheath
Leavenheath
Letheringham
Lidgate
Lindsey
Little Saxham
Little Thurlow
Little Waldingfield
Little Whelnetham
Martlesham Heath
Martlesham
Melton
Mendlesham
Metfield
Mickley Green
Mildenhall ( 250 - )
Monk Soham
Moulton
Nacton
Nayland
Needham Market
Norton
Nowton
Orford
Poslingford
Rattlesden
Redgrave
Rendham
Reydon
Ringshall
Risby
Rougham
Rushbrooke
Rushmere St. Andrew
Santon Downham
Sapiston
Semer
Shotley Gate
Sizewell
Snape
Somerleyton
Sproughton
St Olaves
Stowupland
Stradbroke
Stratford St Mary
Tattingstone
Thorndon
Thornham Parva
Thurston
Tuddenham
Tunstall
Walberswick
Walton
Wangford (near Halesworth)
Westhorpe
Whepstead
Wickham Market
Wickham Skeith
Wingfield
Wixoe
Woolpit
Woolverstone
Yaxley
Locality
Alnesbourn Priory
Chimney Mills
Parish
Creeting All Saints
Creeting St. Olave
Denham
Ellough
Fritton and St. Olaves ( - 1974 )
Hartismere
North Cove
Parham
Syleham
Willingham
Parish (ancient)
Akenham
Alpheton
Ashbocking
Badley
Badwell Ash
Bardwell
Barham
Barking
Barnham
Barningham
Battisford
Baylham
Benacre
Blyford
Blythburgh
Boxford
Boxted
Bramfield
Brampton
Brent Eleigh
Bury St. Edmunds-St. James ( 1065 - )
Bury St. Edmunds-St.Mary ( bef 1200 - )
Cavendish
Chediston
Chilton
Claydon
Coddenham
Coney Weston
Cookley
Covehithe
Cratfield
Creeting St. Mary
Creeting St. Peter
Crowfield
Culford
Earl Stonham
Easton-Bavents
Edwardstone
Elmswell
Euston
Fakenham Magna
Flowton
Fornham All Saints
Fornham St. Genevieve
Fornham St. Martin
Frostenden
Gosbeck
Great Ashfield
Great Blakenham
Great Bricett
Great Cornard
Great Livermere
Great Waldingfield
Groton
Halesworth
Hartest
Helmingham
Hemingstone
Henham
Henley
Henstead
Hepworth
Heveningham
Hinderclay
Honington
Hopton (near Thetford)
Hunston
Huntingfield
Ilketshall St. Andrew
Ilketshall St. John
Ilketshall St. Lawrence
Ilketshall St. Margaret
Ingham
Ipswich St. Margaret ( 1300 - )
Ixworth
Knettishall
Knodishall
Langham
Lavenham
Lawshall
Leiston
Linstead-Magna
Linstead-Parva
Little Blakenham
Little Cornard
Little Livermere
Little Stonham
Long Melford
Market Weston
Mendham
Mickfield
Middleton with Fordley
Milden
Monks Eleigh
Nettlestead
Newton-near-Sudbury
Offton
Peasenhall
Polstead
Preston
Reydon
Rickinghall-Inferior
Rumburgh
Shimpling
Sibton
Somersham
Somerton
Sotherton
South Cove
South Elmham All Saints and St. Nicholas ( 1737 - )
South Elmham St. Cross
South Elmham St. James
South Elmham St. Margaret
South Elmham St. Mary
South Elmham St. Michael
South Elmham St. Nicholas ( - 1937 )
South Elmham St. Peter
Spexhall
Stanstead
Stanton
Stoke-by-Nayland
Stonham-Aspall
Stoven
Stowlangtoft
Swilland
Theberton
Thelnetham
Thorington
Troston
Ubbeston
Uggeshall
Walpole
Walsham-le-Willows
Wattisfield
Wenhaston
West Stow
Westerfield
Westhall
Westleton
Whitton-cum-Thurlston
Willisham
Wissett
Wissington
Wordwell
Wrentham
Yoxford
Registration district
Blyth Registration District ( 1935 - 1983 )
Blything Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Bosmere Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Bury St. Edmunds Registration District ( 1837 - 2010 )
Cosford Registration District ( 1837 - 1938 )
Deben Registration District ( 1935 - 2010 )
Gipping Registration District ( 1935 - 1983 )
Gipping and Hartismere Registration District ( 1983 - 2010 )
Hartismere Registration District ( 1837 - 1983 )
Hoxne Registration District ( 1837 - 1907 )
Ipswich Registration District
Lothingland Registration District ( 1935 - 1974 )
Mildenhall Registration District ( 1837 - 1938 )
Mutford Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Newmarket Registration District ( 1837 - 1989 )
Plomesgate Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Risbridge Registration District ( 1837 - 1938 )
Samford Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Stow Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Sudbury Registration District ( 1837 - 2010 )
Suffolk Registration District ( 2010 - )
Thingoe Registration District ( 1837 - 1908 )
Wainford Registration District ( 1935 - 1948 )
Wangford Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Waveney Registration District ( 1974 - 2010 )
Woodbridge Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Rural district
Blyth Rural ( 1934 - 1974 )
Blything Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Bosmere and Claydon Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Brandon Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Clare Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Cosford Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Deben Rural ( 1934 - 1974 )
East Stow Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Gipping Rural ( 1934 - 1974 )
Hartismere Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Hoxne Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Lothingland Rural ( 1934 - 1974 )
Melford Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Mildenhall Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Moulton Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Mutford and Lothingland Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Plomesgate Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Samford Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Thedwastre Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Thingoe Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Wainford Rural ( 1934 - 1974 )
Wangford Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Woodbridge Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Unknown
Alderton
Aldham
Ampton
Ashby
Aspall
Athelington
Babergh
Badingham
Barnardiston
Barnby
Bedfield
Bedingfield
Beecles
Belton
Benhall
Bentley
Bernardiston
Beyton
Bildestone
Blaxhall
Blundeston
Boulge
Boyton
Bradfield-St. Clare
Bradwell
Braiseworth
Braisworth
Brandeston
Bredfield
Brettenham
Brockford
Brockley
Brome
Brundish
Bucklesham
Burgh
Burstall
Butley
Buxhall
Capel-St. Andrew
Carlton-Colville
Cavenham
Chapel-St. Mary
Charsfield
Chattisham
Chedburgh
Chellesworth
Chelmondiston
Chevington
Chillesford
Chilton (near Sudbury)
Clopton
Combs
Copdock
Cosford
Cotton
Cowlinge
Cransford
Cretingham
Culmstock
Culpho
Dagwood
Dalham
Dallinghoe
Debach
Denardiston
Denham (near Bury-St. Edmunds)
Denham (near Eye)
Depden
Drinkstone
Dunningworth
Easton
Eriswell
Erwarton
Eyke
Falkenham
Farnham
Finningham
Flempton
Flixton (near Bungay)
Flixton (near Lowestoft)
Fornham
Foxhall
Framsden
Freckenham
Freston
Friston
Gazeley
Gedding
Gedgrave
Gipping
Gisleham
Gorleston
Great Bealings
Great Bicet
Great Bradley
Great Fakenham
Great Finborough
Great Glemham
Great Redisham
Great Thurlow
Great Waldringfield
Great Welnetham
Great Wenham
Great Whelnetham
Great Wratting
Grundisburgh
Hacheston
Hadleigh-near-Boxford
Hardwick
Hargrave
Harkstead
Harleston
Hasketon
Haughley
Havergate
Hawkedon
Hawstead
Hemley
Hengrave
Herringswell
Higham (near Nayland)
Higham Green
Higham
Hollesley
Holton
Holton-St. Mary
Hoo
Horningsheath
Hundon
Icklingham
Icklingham-St. James and All Saints
Kentford
Kenton
Kersey
Kettleburgh
Kirkley
Kirton
Laxfield
Layham
Levington
Little Bealings
Little Bradley
Little Finborough
Little Glemham
Little Thornham
Little Wenham
Little Wratting
Lound
Marlesford
Mellis
Mettingham
Monewden
Monks Risbridge
Mutford
Naughton
Nedging
Newbourn
Oakley
Occold
Old Newton
Onehouse
Otley
Oulton
Ousden
Pakefield
Pakenham
Palgrave
Pettaugh
Pettistree
Playford
Purdis Farm
Ramsholt
Raydon
Rede
Redlingfield
Rendlesham
Rickinghall-Superior
Ringsfield
Risbridge
Rishangles
Rushford
Rushmere (near Ipswich)
Rushmere (near Lowestoft)
Saxtead
Shadingfield
Shelland
Shelley
Shipmeadow
Shotley
Shottisham
Sotterley
Southolt
Southtown
Stanningfield
Stansfield
Sternfield
Stoke-Ash
Stoke-by-Clare
Stradishall
Stratford-St. Andrew
Stratton Hall
Stuston
Stutton
Sudbourne
Sudbury-St. Bartholomew
Sutton
Swefling
Tannington
Thetford
Thornham-Magna
Thorpe-Morieux
Thrandeston
Thwaite
Timworth
Tostock
Trimley-St. Martin
Trimley-St. Mary
Tuddenham-St. Martin
Tuddenham-St. Mary
Ufford
Waldringfield
Wantisden
Washbrook
Wattisham
Westley
Weston
Wetherden
Wetheringsett
Weybread
Whatfield
Wherstead
Whitton
Whixoe
Wickhambrook
Wilby
Winston
Wiston
Withersfield
Witnesham
Worlingham
Worlington
Worlingworth
Wortham
Woverstone
Wyverstone
Urban district
Bungay ( 1910 - )
Felixstowe
Glemsford
Hadleigh
Halesworth
Haverhill
Leiston-cum-Sizewell
Newmarket
Oulton Broad ( 1904 - 1919 )
Saxmundham
Stowmarket
Woodbridge
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Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. The North Sea lies to the east. The county town is Ipswich; other important towns include Lowestoft, Bury St. Edmunds, Newmarket and Felixstowe, one of the largest container ports in Europe.

The county is low-lying with very few hills, and is largely arable land with the wetlands of the Broads in the north. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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History

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Administration

By the 5th century the Angles, after whom East Anglia and England itself are named, had established control of the region and later became the "north folk" and the "south folk", hence, "Norfolk" and "Suffolk". Suffolk, and several adjacent areas, became the kingdom of East Anglia, which was settled by the Angles in the 5th century AD, later merging with Mercia and then Wessex.

Suffolk was divided into separate Quarter Sessions divisions. These were originally four in number, reduced to two in 1860, the eastern division being administered from Ipswich and the western from Bury St. Edmunds. The two divisions were made separate administrative counties as East Suffolk and West Suffolk under the Local Government Act 1888, with Ipswich becoming a county borough. A few Essex parishes were also added to Suffolk: Ballingdon-with-Brundon, and parts of Haverhill and Kedington.

Under the Local Government Act 1972, East Suffolk, West Suffolk and Ipswich were merged to form a unified county of Suffolk on 1 April 1974. This was divided into several local government districts: Babergh, Forest Heath, Ipswich, Mid Suffolk, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney. This Act also transferred some land near Great Yarmouth to Norfolk. As introduced in Parliament, the Local Government Bill would have transferred Newmarket and Haverhill to Cambridgeshire, but Colchester would have been transferred in from Essex; but those changes were not included in Act as passed.

In 2007 the Department for Communities and Local Government referred Ipswich Borough Council's bid to become a new unitary authority to the Boundary Committee. The Boundary Committee consulted local bodies and reported in favour of the proposal. It was not, however, approved by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Beginning in February 2008, the Boundary Committee again reviewed local government in the county, with two possible options emerging. One was that of splitting Suffolk into two unitary authorities – Ipswich & Felixstowe and Rural Suffolk; and the other, that of creating a single county-wide controlling authority – the "One Suffolk" option. In February 2010 the then Minister Rosie Winterton announced that there would be no changes imposed on the structure of local government in the county as a result of the Review, but that the Government would be "asking Suffolk councils and MPs to reach a consensus on what unitary solution they want through a countywide constitutional convention". Following the May 2010 General Election, all further moves towards any of the suggested unitary solutions ceased on the instructions of the incoming Coalition Government, and the administrative structures of the county are therefore unchanged.


Archaeology

West Suffolk, like nearby East Cambridgeshire, is renowned for archaeological finds from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Bronze Age artefacts have been found in the area between Mildenhall and West Row, in Eriswell and in Lakenheath. Many bronze objects, such as swords, spearheads, arrows, axes, palstaves, knives, daggers, rapiers, armour, decorative equipment (in particular for horses) and fragments of sheet bronze, are entrusted to St. Edmundsbury heritage service, housed at West Stow just outside Bury St. Edmunds. Other finds include traces of cremations and barrows.

In the east of the county is Sutton Hoo, the site of one of England's most significant Anglo-Saxon archæological finds; a ship burial containing a collection of treasures including a Sword of State, gold and silver bowls and jewellery and a lyre.

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