Monks Eleigh

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Monks Eleigh
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Monks Eleigh
Monks Eleigh is located in Suffolk
Monks Eleigh
Monks Eleigh
Location within Suffolk
Population505 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIpswich
Postcode districtIP7
UK Parliament
List of places
52°04′59″N 0°52′01″E / 52.083°N 0.867°E / 52.083; 0.867Coordinates: 52°04′59″N 0°52′01″E / 52.083°N 0.867°E / 52.083; 0.867
United Reformed Church

Monks Eleigh is a village and a civil parish in Babergh, Suffolk, United Kingdom, situated on the tributary to the River Brett in a rural area. The parish church, St. Peter, has a 15th-century tower which can be seen from the surrounding countryside. Some houses round the village green date back to the 16th century, as does the Swan Inn. The parish contains the hamlets of Swingleton Green and Stackyard Green.

Monks Eleigh Congregational Chapel, on Brent Eleigh Road, was founded in 1820. It is now a United Reformed Church church. Church books, including the history of the church, minutes, collection accounts, registers and membership roll, for the period 1824 to 1924, are held by the National Archives.[2]

Swingleton Green[edit]

Swingleton Green is a hamlet in the civil parish of Monks Eleigh, in the Babergh District, in the county of Suffolk, England. It is located on a minor road called Back Lane which runs just by the A1141 road. Nearby settlements include the villages of Monks Eleigh, Brent Eleigh, Chelsworth and Milden. The A1141 road and the B1115 road run nearby.

Stackyard Green[edit]

Stackyard Green is a hamlet in the civil parish of Monks Eleigh,[3] in the Babergh District, in the English county of Suffolk.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Monks Eleigh Congregational Church" at
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External links[edit]

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