St Mary Magdalene Church, Friston
|Friston shown within Suffolk|
|Population||344 2011 Census|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Friston is a village in Suffolk, England. It is 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Saxmundham, its post town, and 4 miles (6 km) northwest of Aldeburgh. The River Alde bounds the village on the south. The surrounding land is chiefly arable. The soil becomes partly marshy in the lower grounds. The village is noted for its early nineteenth century post mill. It is located next to the village of Knodishall.
In 1887, John Bartholomew described Friston as:
Friston, par. and vil., E. Suffolk, 3 miles SE. of Saxmundham, 1846 ac., pop. 385; P.O.; in NW. vicinity of vil. is Friston Hall.
According to the most recent census in 2011, the parishes male population was 164 and the female population was 180. The historical reports show that Friston's total population in 1841 was 455 with 210 people being under 20 and 245 people being 20 years and upwards indicating the parishes young population.
The Church at Friston, called St Mary's Church with the main body of the church dating back to the 14th century. The Church contains a Tudor Bible written in 1550 and is possibly the first bible to have ever been used in Friston church.
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- "Friston (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Enumeration abstract, 1841 Page 302". Online Historical Population Reports. 1841. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
- Ross, David. "Friston, St Mary's Church". Britain Express. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
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