Great Whelnetham

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Great Whelnetham
Great Whelnetham - Church of St Thomas à Becket.jpg
Church of St Thomas à Becket
Great Whelnetham is located in Suffolk
Great Whelnetham
Great Whelnetham
Great Whelnetham shown within Suffolk
Population820 (2005)[1]
849 (2011)[2]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBury St Edmunds
Postcode districtIP30
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°12′22″N 0°45′04″E / 52.206°N 0.751°E / 52.206; 0.751Coordinates: 52°12′22″N 0°45′04″E / 52.206°N 0.751°E / 52.206; 0.751

Great Whelnetham (sometimes Great Welnetham[3]) is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located around two miles south of Bury St Edmunds, in 2005 its population was 820.[1]

The parish also contains the hamlet of Cocks Green, and the village of Sicklesmere, with which Great Whelnetham is contiguous. Until the Beeching Axe, the area was served by Welnetham railway station on the Long Melford-Bury St Edmunds branch line.


According to the Office for National Statistics, at the time of the United Kingdom Census 2001, Great Whelnetham had a population of 830 with 349 households,[4] increasing to 849 in 348 households at the 2011 Census.

Population change[edit]

Population growth in Great Whelnetham from 1801 to 1891
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1881 1891
Population 222 266 399 422 514 552 440 362
Source: A Vision of Britain Through Time[5]
Population growth in Great Whelnetham from 1901 to 2001
Year 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 2001 2011
Population 357 366 359 315 442 444 830 849
Source: A Vision of Britain Through Time[5]

Location grid[edit]


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey: Explorer 211. Shows the civil parish as "Great Whelnetham" but the village as "Great Welnetham". Village signs all show "Great Whelnetham".
  4. ^ "Suffolk County Council - 2001 Census Profiles" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  5. ^ a b "A Vision of Britain Through Time". University of Portsmouth & others. Retrieved 2011-02-22.

External links[edit]

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