Southolt

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Southolt
St Margaret Southolt (geograph 1924278).jpg
St Margaret's parish church,
seen from the southwest
Southolt is located in Suffolk
Southolt
Southolt
Southolt shown within Suffolk
Population70 [citation needed]
OS grid referenceTM1968
Civil parish
  • Southolt
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEye
Postcode districtIP23
Dialling code01728
PoliceSuffolk
FireSuffolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°16′23″N 1°11′53″E / 52.273°N 1.198°E / 52.273; 1.198Coordinates: 52°16′23″N 1°11′53″E / 52.273°N 1.198°E / 52.273; 1.198

Southolt is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, about 4 12 miles (7 km) southeast of Eye, on the road between Bedingfield and Worlingworth.

History[edit]

John Speed recorded the village on his 1610 map as "Southold".

The Plough pub at Southolt Green opened in the 17th century and closed about 1990.[1]

Southolt's population declined greatly in the 20th century, and is now fewer than 70.[2]

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St Margaret is a 15th-century flint building. Its chancel was rebuilt in brick in 1771. The west end of the nave was rebuilt in 1907. Monuments inside include a brass made in 1585. The building is Grade II* listed.[3]

The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich now lets the church to the village on a peppercorn rent. Services are held at least three times a year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southolt Plough". Suffolk CAMRA. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk" (PDF). Suffolk County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2008.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Margaret  (Grade II*) (1288635)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 November 2017.

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