Melton, Suffolk

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Melton, Suffolk
St. Andrew's; the original parish church of Melton - - 586163.jpg
St. Andrew's, Melton old church
Melton, Suffolk is located in Suffolk
Melton, Suffolk
Melton, Suffolk
 Melton, Suffolk shown within Suffolk
Population 3,741 (2011)
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Woodbridge
Postcode district IP12 1
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°06′21″N 1°19′54″E / 52.105752°N 1.331663°E / 52.105752; 1.331663

Melton is a village in Suffolk, England, located approximately one mile north east of Woodbridge. The 2001 census recorded a population of 3718,[1] the population increasing to 3,741 at the 2011 Census.[2] The village is served by Melton railway station on the Ipswich-Lowestoft East Suffolk Line.

Melton was covered in the Domesday Book. In 1774 a local Act established the Loes and Wilford Hundred Incorporation at Melton. The House of Industry (workhouse) operated until 1826. From 1826 the building became the Suffolk County Asylum for Pauper Lunatics. Much altered during the 19th and early 20th centuries, in 1916 the asylum became known as St Audry's Hospital, which was closed in 1993 (approx date).[3] The buildings have been converted into residential accommodation.

Melton was originally settled around the old church in the north east of Melton, later moving to Yarmouth Road, which is the old road between Great Yarmouth and London. The bestselling Victorian novelist Henry Seton Merriman died at Melton in 1903.


Melton is part of the electoral ward called Melton and Ufford. The population of this was at the 2011 Census was 4,883.[4]


  1. ^ Parish website: Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Suffolk County Asylum: St Audrey's Hospital". County Asylums. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  4. ^ Melton and Ufford ward population 2011. Accessdate=15 September 2015.

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