Hawkedon

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Hawkedon
Hawkedon, Suffolk, 3 May 2010.jpg
St Mary's Church, Hawkedon
Hawkedon is located in Suffolk
Hawkedon
Hawkedon
 Hawkedon shown within Suffolk
Population 120 [1]
District St Edmundsbury
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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UK
England
Suffolk

Coordinates: 52°08′42″N 0°37′37″E / 52.145°N 0.627°E / 52.145; 0.627

Hawkedon is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located around 7 miles (11 km) south-south-west of Bury St Edmunds, the parish also contains the hamlet of Thurston End, and in 2005 had a population of 120.[1] The majority of the village is classed as a conservation area.

The village has a large number of medieval buildings and the 15th-century church, St Mary's is very unusual in that it is placed on the green. It is reputed to be the only church in Suffolk located in this way.[2] It is a Grade I listed building, and includes a painted panel depicting St Dorothy and a square font with carved panels thought to date from the 12th-century.[3]

Grade I-listed Thurston End Hall, Hawkedon (from geograph.org.uk)

There are many other listed properties in the parish, notably the Grade I Swan Hall and Thurston End Hall (both fine timber-framed 16th-century houses). The village also has a 1935 listed K6 telephone box to the west of the pub. In 2010, Hawkedon History Group was formed to collate images and information about the village's past.[4]

Although there are now no shops, there is a 15th-century pub called The Queen's Head (formerly known as the Queen Inn).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Suffolk Churches". Suffolk Churches. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  3. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Church of St Mary - Hawkedon - Suffolk - England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  4. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Listed Buildings in Hawkedon, Suffolk, England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  5. ^ "Hawkedon summary from". Suffolk Camra. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 

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