Flempton

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Flempton
St. Catherine's church, Flempton. Suffolk - geograph.org.uk - 221066.jpg
St. Catherine's church, Flempton
Flempton is located in Suffolk
Flempton
Flempton
Location within Suffolk
Area1.47 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Population149 (2011) [1]
• Density101/sq mi (39/km2)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBury St Edmunds
Postcode districtIP28
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°18′N 0°39′E / 52.3°N 0.65°E / 52.3; 0.65Coordinates: 52°18′N 0°39′E / 52.3°N 0.65°E / 52.3; 0.65

Flempton is a village and civil parish in the West Suffolk district of Suffolk, England. It is on the A1101 road 5 miles NW from Bury St Edmunds.

Flempton takes its name from the Flemings who came from Flanders and settled the area in Anglo-Saxon times. The Domesday Book records the population of Flempton in 1086 to be 16 households.[2] According to the 2011 census the parish had a population of 149 in 68 households.[3]

St Catherine's church is a grade II* listed building whose tower was rebuilt in 1839 after it collapsed.[4]

The Flempton is grouped with Hengrave to form a parish council made up of eight members, four from each parish.[5]

The East of England Regional Assembly was based in Flempton House until 2010. The former village pub is The Greyhound on The Green which closed in 2016.[6] It is close to the River Lark.

Flempton Forge and nearby Forge Cottage are grade II listed buildings on The Green.[7][8] The forge has recently been converted to a holiday let.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Custom report - Nomis - Official Labour Market Statistics". www.nomisweb.co.uk. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Flempton | Domesday Book". opendomesday.org. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Custom report - Nomis - Official Labour Market Statistics". www.nomisweb.co.uk. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  4. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE (1031415)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Flempton cum Hengrave 2019 parish election" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Flempton Greyhound summary from Suffolk CAMRA". suffolk.camra.org.uk. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  7. ^ Historic England. "THE FORGE (1180463)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  8. ^ Historic England. "FORGE COTTAGE (1031420)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Flempton Forge".

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