Mutford

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Mutford
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Mutford St Andrew
Mutford is located in Suffolk
Mutford
Mutford
Mutford shown within Suffolk
Population471 (2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLowestoft
Postcode districtNR33 8
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°26′N 1°38′E / 52.43°N 1.64°E / 52.43; 1.64Coordinates: 52°26′N 1°38′E / 52.43°N 1.64°E / 52.43; 1.64

Mutford is a small village and civil parish located south-west of Lowestoft in the Waveney district, in the English county of Suffolk. The village is located between Lowestoft and Beccles in a rural area south of the A146 at Barnby. Nearby villages include Gisleham and Henstead. The village gave its name to the Half Hundred of Mutford which is named in the Domesday Book.

The village consists of 3 churches in and around it, and it holds many competitions throughout the year to try and bring the community together. There are also crossroads, and a few residential streets. The post office closed in 2013 and is now replaced by a hairdressers. There is also a garden centre located nearby which is called ‘Cherry-lane’ which sells food, drinks, plants and garden furniture. The Village hall has a large area of land situated at the back with football matches played regularly. The mediaeval church of St Andrew is one of 38 existing round-tower churches in Suffolk and is a Grade I Listed Building.[2]

Sir Stanley Rous, former president of FIFA, was born in Mutford in 1895.[3] Also born in the village was Bill Crooks, manager of Eastwoodhill Arboretum, Ngatapa, Gisborne, New Zealand from 1967-1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Civil Parish population 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
  2. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (1032081)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  3. ^ Pawson.A (2004) ‘Rous, Sir Stanley Ford (1895–1986)’, rev. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press (online). Retrieved 2011-04-20.

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