Little Bealings

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Little Bealings
Little Bealings village sign
Little Bealings is located in Suffolk
Little Bealings
Little Bealings
 Little Bealings shown within Suffolk
Population 470 
OS grid reference TM229478
District Suffolk Coastal
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Woodbridge
Postcode district IP13
Dialling code 01473
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
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Coordinates: 52°05′04″N 1°15′11″E / 52.0844°N 1.253°E / 52.0844; 1.253

Little Bealings is a village in Suffolk, England. It has a population of approximately 470 people[1] living in around 185 households.[2] Its nearest towns are Ipswich (5.1 miles (8.2 km) away) and Woodbridge (3.1 miles (5.0 km) away). Nearby villages include Great Bealings, Playford, Culpho, Martlesham and Grundisburgh.

The village contains a village school, a village hall and a meeting room called the Angela Cobbold Memorial Hall. Its pub, the Admiral's Head, closed in 2012.[3]

Until 1956 the village had an active railway station. This was closed as part of the 1950s rail closure programme,[4] prior to the Beeching Axe. The station is now used as commercial office premises. The railway line running through the station remains active, as part of the Ipswich to Lowestoft line, and crosses the main street at an automatic level crossing.

Little Bealings' church is All Saints, part of a shared benefice with Great Bealings, Playford and Culpho.

The Grove, an old house and estate in the village, was the childhood home of Sidney Colvin, the curator, critic, and great friend of Robert Louis Stevenson.



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