Claydon, Suffolk

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Claydon
Claydon - Church of St Peter.jpg
Church of St Peter
Claydon is located in Suffolk
Claydon
Claydon
Claydon shown within Suffolk
Population 2,197 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TM1350
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town IPSWICH
Postcode district IP6
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
SuffolkCoordinates: 52°06′26″N 1°06′32″E / 52.10729°N 1.10898°E / 52.10729; 1.10898

Claydon is a village just north of Ipswich in Suffolk, England. The meaning of the name is 'clay-on-the-hill'.

The village gives its name to the hundred of Bosmere-and-Claydon, one of the 21 districts into which Suffolk was divided for administrative purposes between Saxon and Victorian times.[2]

Geography[edit]

The countryside around Claydon is set among low-lying hills and lies next to the River Gipping. It is close to the intersection of the A14 and the B1113. Between the A14 and the B1113 (former A45) is the Ipswich to Ely Line.

Amenities[edit]

The village offers two pubs for the traveller and locals, The Crown and The Greyhound. There is also a Bakers & Sandwich Bar "Freshfills", post office, fish & chip shop, hotel, hairdressers, car dealership and travel agency. The butchers closed in 199. It also has a primary school and Claydon High School. There are regular bus connections to Ipswich, Bramford and Stowmarket from the centre of the village.

The village now has a new Community Cafe that serves hot and cold drinks, home made cakes and also a wonderful cream tea (which needs to be pre booked). It is family run and the service is very friendly and welcoming. They have a Facebook page - The Community Cafe. It is well worth a visit.

At the top of the hill on Lane can be found the Church of St Peter, which has been partially restored. It is one of the few pre-Norman churches in Suffolk. The interior is attractive with a very fine wooden fan vaulted ceiling.

Nearby villages include Barham, Bramford, Great Blakenham and the hamlet of Akenham.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Walter Skeat (1913). The Place-names of Suffolk. 

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