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St. Mary's church, Erwarton, Suffolk - - 283396.jpg
St. Mary's Church, Erwarton
Erwarton is located in Suffolk
Erwarton shown within Suffolk
Population 126 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ipswich
Postcode district IP9 1
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
51°57′58″N 1°13′37″E / 51.966°N 1.227°E / 51.966; 1.227Coordinates: 51°57′58″N 1°13′37″E / 51.966°N 1.227°E / 51.966; 1.227
Erwarton Hall Gatehouse

Arwarton or Erwarton is a small village and civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England. Located on the Shotley peninsula around 9 miles (14 km) south of Ipswich, in 2005 it had a population of 110, increasing to 126 at the 2011 Census.

Neighbouring villages include Shotley, Shotley Gate, Harkstead, Chelmondiston and Holbrook.

The name originates from the Early Saxon Eoforweard tūn.[2]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Monuments within St. Mary's church date from the 13th century, although the present building is largely 15th century. A copy of a drawing of Queen Anne Boleyn by Holbein is attached to the 1912 organ. Under the organ is a note stating "...after her execution in the Tower of London, 19 May 1536, it was recorded that her heart was buried in this church by her Uncle, Sir Philip Parker of Erwarton Hall". In 1837 a leaden casket was discovered in the church which, by tradition, is believed to contain Boleyn's heart, although there was no inscription. The church baptismal font is adorned with a rather distinctive example of a Tudor Rose. The church tower was strengthened in the 1800s after damage by lightning, but by 2012 was in desperate need of repair.[citation needed]
  • Erwarton Hall, a Grade II* listed building, was rebuilt in about 1575.[3] The gatehouse, also grade II* listed, is a well-known local landmark.[4]
  • The Queens Head, a Grade II listed public house, dates from the 17th century or earlier.[5]


External links[edit]

Media related to Erwarton at Wikimedia Commons