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Sicklesmere is located in Suffolk
Sicklesmere shown within Suffolk
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bury St Edmunds
Postcode district IP30
EU Parliament East of England
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52°12′36″N 0°44′53″E / 52.210°N 0.748°E / 52.210; 0.748Coordinates: 52°12′36″N 0°44′53″E / 52.210°N 0.748°E / 52.210; 0.748

Sicklesmere is a village in Suffolk, England. Located on the A134 around a mile south of Bury St Edmunds, the village is divided between the civil parishes of Little and Great Whelnetham .


Recorded in 1272 as Sykolvesmere, that is, Sigolfr's mere (W. Rye, A Calendar of the Feet of Fines for Suffolk, 1900), the village is named after a mere or lake that used to be present near the River Lark. In truth it is no more than a small cluster of properties besides the River Lark. Many of these are flint built cottages.

A circular shaped building known as the Toll House is located on the main road. In the days of coach travel there was a regular service between Norwich and London via Sudbury which ran four times a day through Sicklesmere. The village was also previously served by Welnetham railway station until the Beeching Axe.

The village has a pub, the Rushbrooke Arms.[1]



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