Eyke

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Eyke is a village and a civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal District, in the English county of Suffolk. It is located on the A1152 road near the town of Woodbridge. Eyke has a primary school, the manor house of Lord and Lady Lucas with scenic pond and horse paddock, and a pub. The mediaeval parish church of All Saints was restored in the 1860s. Services are normally held on the first and third Sundays of the month.

From the Vision of Britain website, a 19th century description descried Eyke like this "Eyke, a village and a parish in Plomesgate district, Suffolk. The village stands near the river Deben, 1½ mile ENE of Melton r. station, and 3 NE by E of Woodbridge; and has a post office under Woodbridge. The parish comprises 2, 749 acres. Pop., 486. Houses, 109. The church is Norman, has a brass of the 15th century, and was repaired in 1859."[1]

"It had a population of 362 according to the 2011 Census"[2] Comparing this to the Suffolk Coastal region where the population is "124,298"[3] This shows us that Eyke holds only 0.29% of the population of Suffolk.

Coordinates: 52°06′N 1°23′E / 52.100°N 1.383°E / 52.100; 1.383

Ordnance Survey of Great Britain New Popular Edition, Sheet 150 - Ipswich,

All Saints Church "The church is a Norman structure of the 12th century, and is dedicated to All Saints" [4] The Church was "founded in 1538."[5] From Suffolk Churches, an online journey though the churches of Suffolk one travellers account of the All Saints Church in Eyke was this, "All Saints sits quietly, with no tower to lead you to it from afar.At first sight, this is a simple, if uneven, little church, somewhat barnlike in its ancient graveyard. Tall elm trees around it are home to jackdaws and rooks; their cries fill the air as they wheel above you.The modern little porch gives no indication that you are about to enter one of the more interesting churches in this part of Suffolk." [6] Sam' Mortlock a former Norfolk county librarian argues that "All Saints was probably a cruciform church."[7] Cruciform churches where common in the middle ages and "Generally form the shape of a latin cross they are formed through the intersection of two halls of similar heights that meet at right angles."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson's, John (1872-70). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Edinburgh: A. Fullerton & Co. Retrieved 27 January 2015.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Eyke (Parish) key figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics (Eyke)". www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Eyke". GENUKI UK and Ireland Genealogy. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "All Saints, Eyke- Church of England". http://www.genuki.org.uk/. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Knott, Simon. "All Saints, Eyke". www.suffolkchurches.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Knott, Simon. "All Saints, Eyke". www.suffolkchurches.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "CRUCIFORM". http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 

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