Holbrook, Suffolk

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All Saints Church, Holbrook
Holbrook is located in Suffolk
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Holbrook shown within Suffolk
Population 2,180 (2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ipswich
Postcode district IP9 2
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
SuffolkCoordinates: 51°59′02″N 1°09′32″E / 51.984°N 1.159°E / 51.984; 1.159
The old watermill

Holbrook is a village situated close to the northern shore of the Stour estuary in Suffolk, England. It is located on the Shotley peninsula in Babergh district, around 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Ipswich.

To the south of the village is the Royal Hospital School, which moved to this site in 1933 after having been housed at Greenwich Hospital since 1693.

Lower Holbrook is a hamlet between the villages of Holbrook and Harkstead.[2]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward of the same name exists. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 2,467.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The village has two pubs, the Compasses and the Swan, a Co-op store, a newsagent, a hairdresser and a village hall. The area is served by a primary school and Holbrook Academy, which shares a site with the Peninsula Sports Centre. The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.[4] The village also has Methodist church.[5]

History[edit]

During the Battle of Britain, a German military aircraft crashed into a field near the village. Contemporary newspaper accounts identified the aircraft as a Messerschmitt.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Philip's Street Atlas Suffolk, 2007 edition. p. 106.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Suffolk Churches December 2008. Retrieved 2009-2-28.
  5. ^ "Holbrook". eamethodist.org.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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