Holbrook, Suffolk

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All Saints Church, Holbrook
Holbrook is located in Suffolk
 Holbrook shown within Suffolk
Population 2,317 (2001)
District Babergh
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 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.[1]


The village has two pubs, the Compasses and the Swan, a Co-op store, a newsagent, a hairdresser,a tea shop and a village hall. The area is served by a primary school and Holbrook High School, which shares a site with the Peninsula Sports Centre. The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.[2] The village also has Methodist church.[3]


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]


  1. ^ Philip's Street Atlas Suffolk, 2007 edition. p. 106.
  2. ^ Suffolk Churches December 2008. Retrieved 2009-2-28.
  3. ^ "Holbrook". eamethodist.org.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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