Freston is a small village and civil parish in the Babergh district, in the county of Suffolk, England, located on the Shotley Peninsula, 4 miles south-east of Ipswich. In 2001 the parish had a population of 122, reducing slightly to 120 at the 2011 Census.
Freston is notable as the location of the last outbreak of bubonic plague in England. The centre of the outbreak was Latimer Cottages, where it is thought plague-bearing rats may have come ashore with smuggled goods. However, the diagnosis of plague has been disputed.
Amenities and places of interest
- St. Peter's Church
- The Freston Boot public house, which closed in 2010 and reopened in 2018"Freston Boot - suffolkcamra.co.uk". Retrieved 14 November 2018.
- Freston Wood
- Freston Tower
For transport there is the B1456 road nearby.
- "Neighbourhood Statistics - Freston parish". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- "Parish population 201 1". Retrieved 10 September 2015.
- Zwanenberg, D Van (Jan 1970). "The last epidemic of plague in England? Suffolk 1906-1918". Medical History. 14 (1): 63–74. doi:10.1017/s0025727300015143. PMC 1034015. PMID 4904731.
- Benedictow, Ole Jørgen (2004). The Black Death, 1346-1353: the complete history. Boydell & Brewer. p. 20. ISBN 0-85115-943-5.
- Shrewsbury, J. F. D. (2005). A History of Bubonic Plague in the British Isles. Cambridge University Press. pp. 509–510. ISBN 0-521-02247-9.
- "St. Peter's church - suffolkchurches.co.uk". Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "The Boot, Freston". Closed pubs. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
Media related to Freston at Wikimedia Commons
- "Freston Wood EADT Suffolk Magazine Walks by Michael Anderton - anderton.btinternet.co.uk". Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Listed buildings in Freston - britishlistedbuildings.co.uk". Retrieved 14 April 2012.
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