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Stoven (Suffolk) St Margaret's Church - - 68600.jpg
St Margaret's Church
Stoven is located in Suffolk
Stoven shown within Suffolk
OS grid referenceTM448817
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBeccles
Postcode districtNR34
Dialling code01502
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°22′55″N 1°34′48″E / 52.382°N 1.580°E / 52.382; 1.580Coordinates: 52°22′55″N 1°34′48″E / 52.382°N 1.580°E / 52.382; 1.580

Stoven is a village in the Waveney district, in the county of Suffolk, England, located approximately 4½ miles (7½ km) north east of Halesworth and 5½ miles (8½ km) south of Beccles. The mid-2005 population estimate for Brampton with Stoven parish was 460, reducing to 427 at the 2011 Census.[1] Brampton is located just to the west, Uggeshall to the south and Sotterley to the north.

The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret and is a Grade II* listed building.[2][3] It was threatened with demolition and sale in the late 1980s and early 1990s before being listed when its medieval structure was revealed.[2] The church re-opened in 1996 and restoration work is believed to be ongoing.[2]

Stoven has few basic services. Children attend primary school in Brampton and high school in Beccles. The local public house, a 17th-century Grade II listed building,[3][4] re-opened in July 2008 after having been closed for three and a half years, but closed again in early 2011 with plans to convert it to residential use.[4]


  1. ^ Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived 19 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine., Suffolk County Council, 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2009-04-19
  2. ^ a b c The Suffolk Churches site. Retrieved 2009-04-19
  3. ^ a b Listed Buildings in Waveney District Area[permanent dead link] Waveney District Council, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-19
  4. ^ a b Suffolk Camra. Retrieved 2009-04-19

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