Euston, Suffolk

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Euston
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Euston is located in Suffolk
Euston
Euston
 Euston shown within Suffolk
Population 130 (2005)[1]
138 (2011)[2]
District St Edmundsbury
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Thetford
Postcode district IP24
Dialling code 01842
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament West Suffolk
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk

Coordinates: 52°22′30″N 0°47′10″E / 52.375°N 0.786°E / 52.375; 0.786

Euston is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located on the A1088 around two miles south of Thetford, in 2005 its population was 130.[1]

The parish contains Euston Hall and the surrounding Euston Park designed by William Kent and Capability Brown, as well as the Fakenham Wood SSSI. The parish's northern border is the River Little Ouse, which marks the boundary between Norfolk and Suffolk. Euston Hall is the country seat of the Duke of Grafton.

The parish church in Euston Park is dedicated to Saint Genevieve. The foundation stone was laid by the Duchess of Grafton in 1676; it is the only church in Suffolk to have been built in the 17th century, and is on the site of an earlier medieval building.[3] It has a four stage tower and round headed windows in a style called "Venetian tracery". The interior is noted for the original wooden box pews, screen and pulpit. Some medieval brasses survive, as well as fine monuments to the Dukes of Grafton buried here. The church is a Grade I Listed building.[4] It is open to the public in the summer months, but regular traditional Sunday services are held throughout the year. The Parish of Euston is part of the Blackbourne Team Ministry.[5]

The Church of St Genevieve, Euston

The Icknield Way Path passes through the village on its 110 mile journey from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. The Icknield Way Trail, a multi-user route for walkers, horse riders and off-road cyclists also passes through the village.

Barnham Heath Site of Special Scientific Interest is on the western edge of the parish, which also includes land in the Breckland Farmland and Forest SSSI units.[6]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the village was first recorded in Domesday Book, and may have been of Anglo-Saxon origin. It has been suggested that it is derived from "Efe's Tun", with "tun" referring to a farmstead and Efe being a personal name.[7]

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". Neighbourhead Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  3. ^ The Suffolk Churches Site - St Genevieve, Euston
  4. ^ British Listed Buildings - Church of St Genevieve, Euston
  5. ^ A Church Near You - Euston, St Genevieve
  6. ^ Breackland Farmland SSSI map, Natural England. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  7. ^ "How London's Terminal Stations Got Their Names". Londonist. 15 September 2014. 

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