Campsea Ashe

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Campsea Ashe
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St John the Baptist Church, Campsea Ashe
Campsea Ashe is located in Suffolk
Campsea Ashe
Campsea Ashe
Campsea Ashe shown within Suffolk
Population 375 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Woodbridge
Postcode district IP13 0
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°09′11″N 1°24′22″E / 52.153°N 1.406°E / 52.153; 1.406Coordinates: 52°09′11″N 1°24′22″E / 52.153°N 1.406°E / 52.153; 1.406

Campsea Ashe (sometimes spelt Campsey Ash) is a village in Suffolk, England located approximately 5 miles (8 km) north east of Woodbridge and 6 miles (10 km) south west of Saxmundham.

It was recorded in the 1078 Domesday Book as two villages, the larger being Campesia and the other Esce and was the site of the now demolished Campsey Priory, which existed as an Augustinian nunnery from 1195 to its dissolution in 1536. The associated Mill and Mill house still exist as Grade II* listed buildings.[2]

The parish church of St John the Baptist dates from the 14th century but was much restored in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is a grade II* listed building.[3]

The village is served by Wickham Market railway station on the Ipswich-Lowestoft East Suffolk Line. Campsea is also notable for its salerooms, run by Abbotts Auction Rooms, where a weekly auction (dating from the early 1920s) is held on Mondays.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Name: MILL HOUSE THE MILL List entry Number: 1030830". English Heritage. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST List entry Number: 1030826". English Heritage. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Village History Retrieved 10 October 2013
  • [1] History of Campsey Ash Retrieved 31 March 2014