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Stowlangtoft - Church of St George.jpg
Church of St George
Stowlangtoft is located in Suffolk
Stowlangtoft shown within Suffolk
Population 270 (2005)[1]
228 (2011)[2]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bury St Edmunds
Postcode district IP31
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°16′37″N 0°52′26″E / 52.277°N 0.874°E / 52.277; 0.874Coordinates: 52°16′37″N 0°52′26″E / 52.277°N 0.874°E / 52.277; 0.874
Stowlangtoft Hall, built 1859, in 1880, by Francis Orpen Morris

Stowlangtoft is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England two miles south-east from Ixworth. Located around five miles north-east of Bury St Edmunds, in 2005 its population was 270.[1]


The village, originally just Stow, was held by the de Languetot family in the early 13th century.[3]

St George's[edit]

For all of Stowlangtoft's small size, St George's is within the group classed as "Great Churches". The church was built as a single construction project in the late 14th century and barely changed until the restoration work undertaken in the 19th century. The church is in the decorated and later English styles; the chancel contains several richly-carved stalls and monuments to members of the family of D'Ewes.[4] The church and parsonage-house are located on what was once the site of a Roman encampment.[4] Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Bart., the eminent antiquary, lived in the Hall.[4] Peter Tillemans, one of the founders of the English school of sporting painting, was buried in St George's on 7 December 1734.[5]

At some point after the Dissolution of the monasteries, St George's acquired six 14th-century misericords. It is not clear where these misericords originated, but possible candidates are Thetford Priory or Bury Abbey.[6]

Horror tree[edit]

In the grounds of Stowlangtoft Hall, there is a gruesome-looking tree attracting many visitors [1].


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Ekwall, Eilert The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (4th ed., 1960) p. 448
  4. ^ a b c Stoven - Stowick, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 234-38, accessed 17 April 2009
  5. ^ Noakes, Aubrey, Sportsmen in a Landscape (Ayer Publishing, 1971, ISBN 0-8369-2005-8), pp. 47–56: Peter Tillemans and Early Newmarket at, accessed 7 February 2009
  6. ^ Suffolk Churches website, entry for Stowlangtoft, accessed 7 February 2013

External links[edit]

Media related to Stowlangtoft at Wikimedia Commons