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All Saints, Hollesley
Hollesley is located in Suffolk
Hollesley shown within Suffolk
Population 1,581 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Woodbridge
Postcode district IP12 3
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
SuffolkCoordinates: 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. Since 2002 the prison has been repeatedly criticised for the apparently large number of escapes,[2] which has led to the nickname "Holiday Bay".[3]

The artist Yvonne Drewry lived in Hollesley for 24 years.


Hollesley is part of the electoral ward called Hollesley with Eyke. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 2,473.[4]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hollesley Bay Prison: Prisoners Escape". 6 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  3. ^ Alan Travis (18 October 2002). "Archer moved to open jail in 'Holiday Bay'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Hollesley with Eyke ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 September 2015. 

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