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Stowlangtoft - Church of St George.jpg
Church of St George
Stowlangtoft is located in Suffolk
Location within Suffolk
Population270 (2005)[1]
228 (2011)[2]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBury St Edmunds
Postcode districtIP31
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast 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 Church[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].

Notable residents[edit]


  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 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]

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