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St. Butolph's Church, Culpho
Culpho is located in Suffolk
Culpho shown within Suffolk
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ipswich
Postcode district IP6
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°05′46″N 1°13′30″E / 52.096°N 1.225°E / 52.096; 1.225Coordinates: 52°05′46″N 1°13′30″E / 52.096°N 1.225°E / 52.096; 1.225

Culpho (pronounced Cul-fo) is a hamlet of about 40 people standing just outside Grundisburgh, Suffolk, about four miles west of Woodbridge. The nearest villages are Great Bealings and Playford. The population is included in the civil parish of Westerfield.

The place-name 'Culpho' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Culfole. The name is spelt Colfho in 1168, Culfho in 1178, and Colvesho in 1250. The name probably means 'Cuthwulf's hoh or spur of land'.[1]

Culpho has its own church, St Botolph's, which is part of a shared benefice with Great Bealings, Little Bealings and Playford and is a grade II* listed building.[2]

In 1280 an abbey was erected here[3] on behalf of the monks of Leiston Abbey but this has long been demolished and a farmhouse now stands in its place.

Culpho is one of the Thankful Villages - those very rare places that suffered no fatalities in the Great War of 1914 to 1918.


  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.136.
  2. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ST BOTOLPH List entry Number: 1030504". English Heritage. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Hidden East Anglia

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