All Saints Church, Kenton
Kenton shown within Suffolk
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Kenton is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located 3 km to the north-east of Debenham, in 2005 its population was 170. A parish in the Hundreds of Suffolk of Loes.
Between 1908 and 1952 the village was served by the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, on which it had a station with a platform, which was located over 1 km south. The station had a small building made externally of corrugated iron and internally of match-boarding. Kenton station was halfway between Laxfield and Haughley on the branch line.
Grass drying plant (operated by Eastern Counties Farmers) was just behind the old station.
It has a very fine brick built south aisle and chapel, flush with the porch and with its own entrance from it. It was built as a chantry chapel for the Garneys family in 1524, and was dedicated to St John.
The south aisle is now furnished and dedicated to the Blessed Virgin rather than to St John now. It once contained an excellent, intricate Garneys brass, contemporary with the chapel, which Cautley and Arthur Mee both saw in the 1930s.
Kenton Post Office (on Eye Road IP14 6JW) now closed - was a couple of hundred metres north of Church Lane/Close.
There are several farms in the area, Sycamore Farm (a few hundred metres north of the church), Moat Farm (a few hundred metres west of the church), and another near to the Hall.
Kenton Lodge is to the extreme south-east of the village.
- Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Suffolk County Council
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