Ixworth Thorpe

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Ixworth Thorpe
Image of the church in Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk
Church of All Saints, Ixworth Thorpe
Ixworth Thorpe is located in Suffolk
Ixworth Thorpe
Ixworth Thorpe
Ixworth Thorpe shown within Suffolk
Population60 [1]
OS grid referenceTL914729
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBury St Edmunds
Postcode districtIP31
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°19′16″N 0°48′40″E / 52.321°N 0.811°E / 52.321; 0.811Coordinates: 52°19′16″N 0°48′40″E / 52.321°N 0.811°E / 52.321; 0.811

Ixworth Thorpe is a small village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of the English county of Suffolk. The village is located on the A1088 road around 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of the larger village of Ixworth and 7 miles (11.3 km) north-east of Bury St Edmunds. In 2005 its population was 60.[1] The parish council is operated jointly with Ixworth.[2] From the 2011 Census the population of the village was not recorded separately.


The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book at which time it was known as Torp or Torpa.[3] It was a large village with around 31 households at this time as well as two mills.[4] The manor formed part of the holdings of the Huard of Vernon, having been held by the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds in 1066.[4]

Church of All Saints[edit]

The Church of All Saints was the parish church and is now a chapel of ease.[5] The building has 11th century doorways, a thatched roof and lies to the south of the village alongside the A1088.[5][6] It is a Grade I listed building and contains "nationally important" carved wooden bench ends dating from the 15th century and a brick built Tudor porch as well as two early medieval coffin lids set into the floor near the south door.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ Parish council, Ixworth and Ixworth Thorpe parish council. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  3. ^ Ixworth Thorpe, Domesday Book online. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  4. ^ a b Ixworth Thorpe, Open Domesday. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  5. ^ a b c Church of All Saints, Ixworth Thorpe, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  6. ^ a b All Saints, Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk churches website. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
  7. ^ About us[permanent dead link], Ixworth and Ixworth Thorpe parish council. Retrieved 2013-01-23.

External links[edit]

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