Place:Wattisfield, Suffolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.332°N 0.95°E
Located inSuffolk, England
See alsoBlackbourn Hundred, Suffolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Wattisfield is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk District of Suffolk in eastern England. Located on the A143 around seven miles south-west of Diss, in 2005 its population was 440.

The village name in the Domesday Book of 1086 is Watesfelda, derived from the Old English meaning "Wastel’s clearing". It is situated in the ancient hundred of Blackbourn. Its medieval church is dedicated to St. Margaret.

Due to the abundant source of mica clay the village has a traditional of pottery making going back to the Bronze Age and there is still a commercial pottery called Watsons which has a factory shop open to the public. A Romano-British or Anglo-Saxon cemetery was discovered in 1934.

A post-Medieval post mill stood near Manning's Lane; it was demolished circa 1965.

A stream which rises to the south of the village is called The Grundle and is one of the tributaries of the Little Ouse river which eventually joins the Great Ouse and discharges into The Wash.

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