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Ampton is located in Suffolk
 Ampton shown within Suffolk
OS grid reference TL8671
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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Coordinates: 52°18′N 0°43′E / 52.30°N 00.72°E / 52.30; 00.72

Alms houses in Ampton.
Church of St Peter & St Paul

Ampton is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk, England, about five miles north of Bury St Edmunds. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is Amma's homestead. The Domesday Book records the population of Ampton in 1086 to be 23. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 63.

The parish is grouped with Little Livermere and Timworth to form a parish council.

At the church of St Peter and Paul there hangs four bells with the heaviest weighing 8-1 cwt and dating from 1405 [1]

Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy RN, the scientist who achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage, was born in the village.


  1. ^ Dove's Guide, Retrieved 2012-03-21.

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