Playford, Suffolk

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Playford is located in Suffolk
 Playford shown within Suffolk
Population 215 
OS grid reference TM217480
District Suffolk Coastal
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ipswich
Postcode district IP6
Dialling code 01473
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
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Coordinates: 52°05′10″N 1°14′06″E / 52.086°N 1.235°E / 52.086; 1.235

Playford is a small village in Suffolk, England, on the outskirts of Ipswich. It has about 215 residents in 90 households.[1][2] The River Fynn runs through the village, and many footpaths from Playford lead into the Fynn Valley. Villages nearby include Rushmere, Little Bealings, Great Bealings, Culpho and Grundisburgh. There are no pubs or shops in Playford, although it has a church (St Mary's) and a village hall.

Playford is perhaps most famous for being the burial place of Thomas Clarkson, one of the founding members of the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Clarkson rented Playford Hall around 1813 and lived there for about 30 years.[3]

Playford was also for some time the home of the astronomer, Sir George Biddell Airy.[3]


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