Earl Stonham

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Earl Stonham
St. Mary's Church, Earl Stonham - geograph.org.uk - 1085131.jpg
St. Mary's Church, Earl Stonham
Earl Stonham is located in Suffolk
Earl Stonham
Earl Stonham
Location within Suffolk
Population650 (2005)[1]
629 (2011)[2]
Civil parish
  • Earl Stonham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStowmarket
Postcode districtIP14
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°11′13″N 1°05′02″E / 52.187°N 1.084°E / 52.187; 1.084Coordinates: 52°11′13″N 1°05′02″E / 52.187°N 1.084°E / 52.187; 1.084

Earl Stonham is a small village and civil parish[3] (formerly called Stonham Earl) in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk, England. It is between the A14 and A140 5 miles to the east of Stowmarket. The parish includes the hamlets of Forward Green and Middlewood Green. In 2005 its population was 650,[1] decreasing to 629 at the 2011 Census.. The village is one of three Stonhams in the area – the other two are Stonham Aspal and Little Stonham.


Dating back to Roman times, Earl Stonham is most famous for its church. St. Mary's Church is known for its ornately carved single hammerbeam roof which depict many different scenes, including court jesters, foxes, and many angels.

Much of the village life revolves around the village hall, located in the centre of the village. It is the home to a thriving cricket club, and a youth club.

Earl Stonham is a local hotspot for recreational walkers, with beautiful countryside and gentle footpaths offering hours of footstepping for even the occasional rambler.


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Earl Stonham". Mapit. Retrieved 14 July 2019.

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