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Hintlesham Hall
Hintlesham is located in Suffolk
Hintlesham shown within Suffolk
Population 609 (2011 Census)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ipswich
Postcode district IP8
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°03′N 1°03′E / 52.05°N 1.05°E / 52.05; 1.05Coordinates: 52°03′N 1°03′E / 52.05°N 1.05°E / 52.05; 1.05

Hintlesham is a small village in Suffolk, England, situated roughly halfway between Ipswich and Hadleigh.

The village is notable for Hintlesham Hall, a 16th-century Grade I listed country house that was restored and turned into a hotel by the famous chef, restaurateur and food writer Robert Carrier. The business was owned later by the hotelier and broadcaster Ruth Watson.

The church[edit]

The parish church of St Nicolas is a typical Decorated church, and therefore not typical for Suffolk. It has many memorials to the Tymperley family and the squint in the north wall shows that the vestry was once a chapel, possibly a chantry to the family, converted to secular use in the 1540s. The stairway to the roodloft in the south wall is one of the best preserved in the county. For about 350 years Hintlesham has been a joint parish with Chattisham whose church, St Margaret's, stands about a mile away, separated by a valley of meadows and woods.[2]

Hintlesham Hall[edit]

For six years from 1448, Hintlesham Manor, a single storey Tudor Hall, was owned by Sir John Fortescue who used one of the rooms as a local court. In 1454 the manor was purchased by John Timperley.

In August 1720 the hall was bought by Richard Powys a Principal Clerk to The Treasury and the Powys family lived there for nearly 30 years.

In 1972 the hall was bought by chef Robert Carrier for £32,000 (equivalent to £380,000 in 2015)[3] and was restored. Today the hall is notable as a country retreat with fine dining and has its own privately owned golf club.[4]


The village has its own Church of England Voluntary Aided junior school.[5]

The village public house in The George,[6] the original premises of which burned down at the end of the 19th century.[7]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Suffolk Churches". Suffolk Churches. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  3. ^ UK Consumer Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)", MeasuringWorth.com.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Hintlesham Hall". Hintleshamhall.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  5. ^ "Hintlesham and Chattisham Primary School – Welcome". Hintleshamchattisham.suffolk.sch.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  6. ^ "Restaurant & Lounge Bar, serving home cooked food 7 days a week". The George Hintlesham. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  7. ^ "Hintlesham George summary from". Suffolk Camra. 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 

The link [5] to the George website, should be www.ghfood.uk

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