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Kelsale - Church of St Mary and St Peter.jpg
Kelsale, Church of St Mary and St Peter
Kelsale is located in Suffolk
Kelsale shown within Suffolk
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSaxmundham
Postcode districtIP17
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°13′52″N 1°29′31″E / 52.231013°N 1.491972°E / 52.231013; 1.491972Coordinates: 52°13′52″N 1°29′31″E / 52.231013°N 1.491972°E / 52.231013; 1.491972

Kelsale is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Kelsale cum Carlton, in the Suffolk Coastal district, in the county of Suffolk, England. It is located approximately 1 mile north of Saxmundham town centre at the junction of the B1121 and the A12. In 1881 the civil parish had a population of 973.[1]

In Kelsale village centre there is a former Guildhall built in 1495 that is now used as a training centre.

Kelsale has a primary school, Kelsale C of EVC Primary School, a Methodist Chapel and a Grade II* listed Village Hall and Social Club.

On the hill, the grade I listed Parish Church of St. Mary and St. Peter has a distinctive lych gate. Inside there is an elaborate pulpit dated before 1631 and a statue of Samuel Clouting by Thomas Thurlow of Saxmundham.[2]


  1. ^ "Population Statistics Kelsale AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST PETER (1199020)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 April 2014.