Little Bealings

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Little Bealings
Little Bealings village sign
Little Bealings is located in Suffolk
Little Bealings
Little Bealings
Location within Suffolk
Population420 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTM229478
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodbridge
Postcode districtIP13
Dialling code01473
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°05′04″N 1°15′11″E / 52.0844°N 1.253°E / 52.0844; 1.253Coordinates: 52°05′04″N 1°15′11″E / 52.0844°N 1.253°E / 52.0844; 1.253

Little Bealings is a village in Suffolk, England. It has a population of approximately 470 people[2] living in around 185 households.[3] The population had reduced to 420 at the 2011 Census. Its nearest towns are Ipswich (5.1 miles (8.2 km) away) and Woodbridge (3.1 miles (5.0 km) away). Nearby villages include Great Bealings, Playford, Culpho, Martlesham and Grundisburgh.

The village contains a school, a village hall and a meeting room called the Angela Cobbold Memorial Hall. Its pub, the Admiral's Head, closed on 20 July 2012.[4]

Until 1956 the village had an active railway station. This was closed as part of the 1950s rail closure programme,[5] prior to the Beeching Axe. The station is now used as commercial office premises. The railway line running through the station remains active, as part of the Ipswich to Lowestoft line, and crosses the main street at an automatic level crossing.

Little Bealings' church is All Saints, part of a shared benefice with Great Bealings, Playford and Culpho.

The Grove, an old house and estate in the village, was the childhood home of Sidney Colvin, the curator, critic, and great friend of Robert Louis Stevenson.



  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-19.
  3. ^ "Bealings Parish Plan Minutes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-28.
  4. ^ "Admirals Head To Close July 20th". Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  5. ^ List of closed railway stations in Britain

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