Somerton, Suffolk

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Somerton
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St Margaret's Somerton
Somerton is located in Suffolk
Somerton
Somerton
Somerton shown within Suffolk
Population 212 (2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bury St Edmunds
Postcode district IP29
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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UK
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52°08′42″N 0°38′46″E / 52.144972°N 0.646219°E / 52.144972; 0.646219Coordinates: 52°08′42″N 0°38′46″E / 52.144972°N 0.646219°E / 52.144972; 0.646219

Somerton is a civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk in eastern England.

Somerton is split into two smaller villages: Upper Somerton with a population of approximately 50 and Lower Somerton with a population of about 20. Upper Somerton is at the top of one valley and has St. Margaret's Church, a phone box and post box. Lower Somerton is at the bottom of the same valley and has only a post box.

The villages comprise rural houses and farms with some council houses. Its nearest villages are Hartest, Brockley and Hawkedon. There was once quite the rivalry between Hartest and Somerton, and a giant stone found in Somerton was stolen by Hartest and rolled down the valley where it still sits on their village green.[citation needed]

The nearest town is Bury St Edmunds or Sudbury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 12 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

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