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St Edmund's church, Assington.
Assington is located in Suffolk
 Assington shown within Suffolk
Population 380 [1]
OS grid reference TL934381
District Babergh
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
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 South Suffolk
List of places

Coordinates: 52°00′25″N 0°48′58″E / 52.007°N 0.816°E / 52.007; 0.816

Assington is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England. Located near Sudbury, in 2005 it had a population of 380.[1]

According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is homestead of Assi. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, at which time it had a population of 79.

There are six bells that hang in the Church of St Edmund, with the largest weighing approximately 10cwt - 2qr.[2] All 6 bells were cast and rehung in 1890 by John Warner. They currently remain unringable.[2]

The parish includes the hamlets of Rose Green and Dorking Tye.[3] Dorking Tye House is adjacent to a Grade II-listed granary barn.[4]


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ a b Dove's Guide, Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  3. ^ Official Guide to the Melford Rural District, Suffolk. Home Publishing Company. p. 9. 
  4. ^ "Barn to the North West of Dorking Tye House". English Heritage. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 

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