Debenham

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Debenham
Debenham-village-sign.jpg
Debenham village sign
Debenham is located in Suffolk
Debenham
Debenham
Debenham shown within Suffolk
Population 2,040 [1]
2,210 (2011)[2]
OS grid reference TM173632
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stowmarket
Postcode district IP14
EU Parliament East of England
Website http://www.debenhamsuffolk.co.uk/
List of places
UK
England
SuffolkCoordinates: 52°13′26″N 1°10′48″E / 52.224°N 1.180°E / 52.224; 1.180

Debenham is a large village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in Eastern England.[3] In the 2001 census the population recorded was 1,728.[4] In 2005 the population was estimated to have increased to 2,040 mainly as a result of the building of a new housing estate.[1]

History[edit]

In 1086, Debenham was a comparatively large village of 69 full households in the hundred of Claydon.[5]

Geography[edit]

The River Deben rises in the parish, and runs along a prolonged ford through the village, and claims to be the longest ford in the United Kingdom.[6]

Services and amenities[edit]

This large village has many shops including a supermarket, green grocers, butcher, bakers, florists, antiques, hardware, pottery and newsagents. There are two pubs, the Woolpack and the Angel, and several cafes. Services include a post office, library, pharmacy, doctors, police station and fire station.

Debenham High School (for pupils aged 11–16) is situated on Gracechurch Street. Debenham also has a primary school for ages 5–11.

Sport[edit]

The local football club, Debenham LC is based at the village's leisure centre, and plays in Division One of the Eastern Counties League.

Events[edit]

Debenham Arts Festival started in 2009 and runs each year for a week in June.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived December 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  3. ^ OS Explorer map 211: Bury St.Edmunds and Stowmarket Scale: 1:25 000. Publisher:Ordnance Survey – Southampton A2 edition. Publishing Date:2008. ISBN 978 0319240519
  4. ^ Debenham Profile OCSI commissioned by Suffolk Acre 2007
  5. ^ Open Domesday Online: Debenham
  6. ^ "Fords in Suffolk". Wet Roads. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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