Hollesley

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Hollesley
All Saints Hollesley - geograph.org.uk - 1303316.jpg
All Saints, Hollesley
Hollesley is located in Suffolk
Hollesley
Hollesley
Hollesley shown within Suffolk
Population1,581 (2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodbridge
Postcode districtIP12 3
PoliceSuffolk
FireSuffolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°02′56″N 1°25′48″E / 52.049°N 1.430°E / 52.049; 1.430Coordinates: 52°02′56″N 1°25′48″E / 52.049°N 1.430°E / 52.049; 1.430

Hollesley is a village and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located on the Bawdsey peninsula five miles south-east of Woodbridge, in 2005 it had a population of 1,400 increasing to 1,581 at the 2011 Census.

Hollesley Bay Prison is located nearby. The Irish writer Brendan Behan, arrested for I.R.A. activities in 1939, was sent there, subsequently describing his experiences in Borstal Boy.[2] Since 2002 the prison has been repeatedly criticised for the apparently large number of escapes,[3] which has led to the nickname "Holiday Bay".[4]

Governance[edit]

Hollesley is part of the electoral ward called Hollesley with Eyke. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 2,473.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. ^ Dorothy Eagle & Hilary Carnell, 'Hollesley', The Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland, Oxford University Press, 1981, p.107.
  3. ^ "Hollesley Bay Prison: Prisoners Escape". 6 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
  4. ^ Alan Travis (18 October 2002). "Archer moved to open jail in 'Holiday Bay'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
  5. ^ "Hollesley with Eyke ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 September 2015.

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