Holbrook, Suffolk

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All Saints' Church, Holbrook
Holbrook is located in Suffolk
Location within Suffolk
Population2,180 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIpswich
Postcode districtIP9
List of places
51°59′02″N 1°09′32″E / 51.984°N 1.159°E / 51.984; 1.159Coordinates: 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 estuary of the River Stour, 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]


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


The village has two pubs, The Compasses and The Swan, a Co-op store, a butcher, and a village hall.[citation needed] The area is served by a primary school and Holbrook Academy, which shares a site with the Peninsula Sports Centre. The parish church, dedicated to All Saints, is a Grade II* listed building.[4][5] The village also has Methodist church.[6]


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]

Notable people[edit]

  • Frederick Fryer (1849-1917), first-class cricketer, was born in the village


  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". suffolkchurches.co.uk. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  5. ^ Stuff, Good. "Church of All Saints, Holbrook, Suffolk". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Holbrook". eamethodist.org.uk. Archived from the original on 10 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.

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