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
Location within Suffolk
Population3,741 (2011)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodbridge
Postcode districtIP12 1
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°06′21″N 1°19′54″E / 52.105752°N 1.331663°E / 52.105752; 1.331663Coordinates: 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 3,718,[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 1765 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. ^ "Melton Village Profile". Melton Parish Council. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Melton Parish (1170221181)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Suffolk County Asylum: St Audrey's Hospital". County Asylums. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  4. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Melton and Ufford 2011 Census Ward (1237325895)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

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