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St Edmund's church, Assington.
Assington is located in Suffolk
Assington shown within Suffolk
Population 402 (2011)
OS grid reference TL934381
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SUDBURY
Postcode district CO10
Dialling code 01787
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°00′25″N 0°48′58″E / 52.007°N 0.816°E / 52.007; 0.816Coordinates: 52°00′25″N 0°48′58″E / 52.007°N 0.816°E / 52.007; 0.816

Assington is a village in Suffolk, England, 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Sudbury. At the 2011 Census, it had a population of 402.[1]

According to Eilert Ekwall, the meaning of the name is "homestead of Assi". The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, when it had a 78 households.[2] At the survey in 1086, it was held by Ranulf Peverel. Before the Norman Conquest, the village was held by Siward Barn.[2]

The parish church is dedicated to Edmund the Martyr and dates from the 15th century. It is built from flint and dressed stone. The church was restored in the 19th century.[3] Six bells hang in the tower, with the largest weighing approximately 10cwt - 2qr.[4] The bells, cast and rehung in 1890 by John Warner, were unringable as of 2013.[4]

The parish includes the hamlets of Rose Green and Dorking Tye.[5]

Assington Hall - which is adjacent to the church - was home of the Gurdon family for many centuries[6]


  1. ^ Parish population 2011, Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  2. ^ a b Assington, Open Domesday. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  3. ^ Church of St Edmund, Assington, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  4. ^ a b Dove's Guide, Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  5. ^ Official Guide to the Melford Rural District, Suffolk, Home Publishing Company p.9 (available online). Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  6. ^ "Village Info » Assington". Retrieved 2018-02-15. 

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