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, EnglandChild
West Suffolk, EnglandChild
Contained Places
Unknown
Risbridge
Civil parish
Acton
Assington
Boxted
Bradfield-St. George
Elmsett
Felsham
Groton
Hazlewood
Hessett
Hitcham
Ilketshall-St. Margaret
Kettlebaston
Little Waldingfield
Little Whelnetham
Long Melford
Monk Soham
Nacton
Rattlesden
Ringshall
Rushbrooke with Rougham
Semer
Westhorpe
Woolverstone
District
Hartismere
Melford
Thingoe
Hundred
Risbridge Hundred
Inhabited place
Acton
Akenham
Aldeburgh
Assington
Bacton
Badley
Barningham
Barrow
Barsham
Barton Mills
Bawdsey
Beccles
Belstead
Blackthorpe
Blythburgh
Botesdale
Boxford
Boxted
Bradfield-Combust
Bradfield-St. George
Bramford
Brampton
Brandon
Brantham
Brent Eleigh
Brightwell
Bromeswell
Bruisyard
Bungay
Burgate
Burgh Castle
Bury St Edmunds ( 500 - )
Campsea Ashe
Capel St. Mary
Cavendish
Clare
Claydon
Coddenham
Conyer's Green
Cookley
Corton
Darsham
Debenham
Dennington
Denton
Ditchingham
Dunwich ( 630 - )
Earl Soham
East Bergholt
Elmsett
Elmswell
Elveden
Exning
Eye
Felixstowe
Felsham
Framlingham
Fressingfield
Gislingham
Glemsford
Great Barton
Great Bricett
Great Saxham
Groton
Gunton
Hadleigh
Halesworth
Haughley Green
Haverhill
Helmingham
Hemingstone
Herringfleet
Hessett
Hintlesham
Hitcham
Holbrook
Homersfield
Honington
Horham
Hoxne
Ickworth
Iken
Ilketshall-St. Margaret
Ipswich ( 500 - )
Ixworth
Kesgrave
Kessingland
Kettlebaston
Lackford
Lakenheath
Langham
Lavenham
Leiston
Letheringham
Lidgate
Lindsey
Little Saxham
Little Thurlow
Little Waldingfield
Little Whelnetham
Long Melford
Lowestoft
Martlesham Heath
Martlesham
Melton
Mendlesham
Metfield
Mickley Green
Mildenhall ( 250 - )
Monk Soham
Moulton
Nacton
Nayland
Needham Market
Nettlestead
Newmarket
Norton
Nowton
Orford
Oulton Broad
Poslingford
Rattlesden
Redgrave
Rendham
Reydon
Ringshall
Risby
Rougham
Rushbrooke
Rushmere St. Andrew
Santon Downham
Sapiston
Saxmundham
Semer
Shotley Gate
Sibton
Sizewell
Snape
Somerleyton
Southwold
Sproughton
St Olaves
Stanstead
Stanton
Stoke-by-Nayland
Stowmarket
Stowupland
Stradbroke
Stratford St Mary
Sudbury
Tattingstone
Thorndon
Thornham Parva
Thorpeness
Thurston
Troston
Tuddenham
Tunstall
Walberswick
Walton
Westerfield
Westhorpe
Whepstead
Wickham Market
Wickham Skeith
Wingfield
Wixoe
Woodbridge
Woolpit
Woolverstone
Wrentham
Yaxley
Yoxford
Parish
Bury St. Edmunds-St. James ( 1065 - )
Bury St. Edmunds-St.Mary ( bef 1200 - )
Spexhall
Syleham
Unknown
Alderton
Aldham
Aldringham
Alnesbourne Priory
Alpheton
Ampton
Ashbocking
Ashby
Ashfield
Aspall
Athelington
Babergh
Badingham
Badwell-Ash
Bardwell
Barham
Barking
Barnardiston
Barnby
Barnham
Battisford
Baylham
Bedfield
Bedingfield
Beecles
Belton
Benacre
Benhall
Bentley
Bernardiston
Beyton
Bildestone
Blaxhall
Blundeston
Blyford
Boulge
Boyton
Bradfield-St. Clare
Bradwell
Braiseworth
Braisworth
Bramfield
Brandeston
Bredfield
Brettenham
Brockford
Brockley
Brome
Brundish
Bucklesham
Bulcamp
Bures-St. Mary
Burgh
Burstall
Butley
Buxhall
Capel-St. Andrew
Carlton
Carlton-Colville
Cavenham
Chapel-St. Mary
Charsfield
Chattisham
Chedburgh
Chediston
Chellesworth
Chelmondiston
Chevington
Chillesford
Chilton (near Sudbury)
Chilton
Chimney Mills
Clopton
Cockfield
Combs
Copdock
Cosford
Cotton
Covehithe
Cowlinge
Cransford
Cratfield
Creeting-All Saints
Creeting-St. Mary
Creeting-St. Olave
Creeting-St. Peter
Cretingham
Crowfield
Culford
Culmstock
Culpho
Dagwood
Dalham
Dallinghoe
Darmsden
Debach
Denardiston
Denham (near Bury-St. Edmunds)
Denham (near Eye)
Denham
Depden
Drinkstone
Dunningworth
Easton
Easton-Bavents
Edwardstone
Ellough
Eriswell
Erwarton
Euston
Eyke
Fakenham Magna
Falkenham
Farnham
Felixstow
Finningham
Flempton
Flixton (near Bungay)
Flixton (near Lowestoft)
Flowton
Fornham
Fornham-All Saints
Fornham-St. Genevieve
Fornham-St. Martin
Foxhall
Framsden
Freckenham
Freston
Friston
Fritton
Frostenden
Gazeley
Gedding
Gedgrave
Gipping
Gisleham
Gorleston
Gosbeck
Great Ashfield
Great Bealings
Great Bicet
Great Blakenham
Great Bradley
Great Cornard
Great Fakenham
Great Finborough
Great Glemham
Great Linstead
Great Livermere
Great Redisham
Great Thurlow
Great Waldingfield
Great Waldringfield
Great Welnetham
Great Wenham
Great Whelnetham
Great Wratting
Grundisburgh
Hacheston
Hadleigh-near-Boxford
Hardwick
Hargrave
Harkstead
Harleston
Hartest
Hasketon
Haughley
Haveningham
Havergate
Hawkedon
Hawstead
Hemley
Hengrave
Henham
Henley
Henstead
Hepworth
Herringswell
Higham (near Nayland)
Higham Green
Higham
Hinderclay
Hollesley
Holton
Holton-St. Mary
Hoo
Hopton (near Lowestoft)
Hopton (near Thetford)
Horningsheath
Hundon
Hunston
Huntingfield
Icklingham
Icklingham-St. James and All Saints
Ilketshall-St. Andrew
Ilketshall-St. John
Ilketshall-St. Lawrence
Ingham
Kedington
Kelsale
Kentford
Kenton
Kersey
Kettleburgh
Kirkley
Kirton
Knettishall
Knoddishall
Lawshall
Laxfield
Layham
Levington
Linstead-Magna
Linstead-Parva
Little Bealings
Little Blakenham
Little Bradley
Little Cornard
Little Finborough
Little Glemham
Little Linstead
Little Livermere
Little Stonham
Little Thornham
Little Wenham
Little Wratting
Livermere-Magna
Livermere-Parva
Lound
Marlesford
Mellis
Mendham
Mettingham
Mickfield
Middleton With Fordley
Middleton
Milden
Monewden
Monks Risbridge
Monks-Eleigh
Mutford
Naughton
Nayland with Wissington
Nedging
Newbourn
Newton-near-Sudbury
North Cove
Oakley
Occold
Offton
Old Newton
Onehouse
Otley
Oulton
Ousden
Pakefield
Pakenham
Palgrave
Parham
Peasenhall
Pettaugh
Pettistree
Playford
Polstead
Preston
Purdis Farm
Ramsholt
Raydon
Rede
Redlingfield
Rendlesham
Rickinghall-Inferior
Rickinghall-Superior
Ringsfield
Rishangles
Rumburgh
Rushford
Rushmere (near Ipswich)
Rushmere (near Lowestoft)
Saxtead
Shadingfield
Shelland
Shelley
Shimpling
Shipmeadow
Shotley
Shottisham
Somersham
Somerton
Sotherton
Sotterley
South Cove
South Elmham-All Saints
South Elmham-St. Cross
South Elmham-St. James
South Elmham-St. Margaret
South Elmham-St. Michael
South Elmham-St. Nicholas
South Elmham-St. Peter
Southolt
Southtown
Stanningfield
Stansfield
Sternfield
Stoke-Ash
Stoke-by-Clare
Stoneham Parva
Stonham-Aspall
Stonham-Earl
Stoven
Stowlangtoft
Stradishall
Stratford-St. Andrew
Stratton Hall
Stuston
Stutton
Sudbourne
Sudbury-St. Bartholomew
Sutton
Swefling
Swilland
Tannington
Theberton
Thelnetham
Thetford
Thorington
Thornham-Magna
Thorpe-Morieux
Thorpe-by-Ixworth
Thrandeston
Thwaite
Timworth
Tostock
Trimley-St. Martin
Trimley-St. Mary
Tuddenham-St. Martin
Tuddenham-St. Mary
Ubbeston
Ufford
Uggeshall
Waldringfield
Walpole
Walsham-le-Willows
Wangford (near Brandon)
Wangford (near Halesworth)
Wangford (near Mildenhall)
Wantisden
Washbrook
Wattisfield
Wattisham
Wenhaston
West Stow
Westhall
Westleton
Westley
Weston
Weston-Coney
Weston-Market
Wetherden
Wetheringsett
Weybread
Whatfield
Wherstead
Whitton
Whitton-cum-Thurlston
Whixoe
Wickhambrook
Wilby
Willingham
Willisham
Winston
Wissett
Wiston
Withersdale
Withersfield
Witnesham
Wordwell
Worlingham
Worlington
Worlingworth
Wortham
Woverstone
Wyverstone
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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 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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