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Ampton is located in Suffolk
Ampton shown within Suffolk
Population 171 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL8671
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bury St Edmunds
Postcode district IP31
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°18′N 0°43′E / 52.30°N 00.72°E / 52.30; 00.72Coordinates: 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, including Little Livermere and Timworth also increasing to 171 at the 2011 Census.

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 [2]

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. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Dove's Guide, Retrieved 2012-03-21.

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