Blaxhall

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Blaxhall
Blaxhall Village Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1220883.jpg
Blaxhall Village Hall
Blaxhall is located in Suffolk
Blaxhall
Blaxhall
 Blaxhall shown within Suffolk
Population 220 [1]
District Suffolk Coastal
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk

Coordinates: 52°09′40″N 1°27′36″E / 52.161°N 1.460°E / 52.161; 1.460

Blaxhall is a village and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal district of the English county of Suffolk. Located around 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Leiston and Aldeburgh, in 2007 its population was estimated to be 220.[1]

The parish council owns Blaxhall Common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest located on the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south-east of the village.[2] The area is one of the few remaining areas of lowland dry heathland in the Suffolk Sandlings and is managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve.[2][3]

The Blaxhall Stone is a large stone located at Stone Farm which, according to local legend, has been constantly increasing in size since it was dug up in the 19th century.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Suffolk Observatory
  2. ^ a b Blaxhall Common, Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  3. ^ Blaxhall Heath, SSSI citation, Natural England. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  4. ^ "The Blaxhall Stone, Suffolk, England, stone, TM351565: M E g A L i T h i A - Megaliths, Stone Circles, Standing Stones". Megalithia. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

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