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Church of All Saints, Saxtead

Saxtead is a small village in the East Suffolk district, in the county of Suffolk. Saxtead gives its name to the settlements of Saxtead Green and Saxtead Little Green and the windmill Saxtead Green Windmill. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 335.[1] Saxtead is located on the A1120 road in between the town of Stowmarket and the village of Yoxford.

The place-name 'Saxtead' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Saxsteda. The name is thought to mean 'Seaxa's place'.[2]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish 2011". Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.406.
  3. ^ Buckman, David (1 December 2003). "Margaret Green: Painter inspired by coastal Suffolk". The Independent. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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Coordinates: 52°14′30″N 1°18′33″E / 52.24163°N 1.30914°E / 52.24163; 1.30914