Sudbourne

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Sudbourne
All Saints Church, Sudbourne, Suffolk - geograph.org.uk - 43735.jpg
All Saints Church, Sudbourne
Sudbourne is located in Suffolk
Sudbourne
Sudbourne
Location within Suffolk
Population309 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodbridge
Postcode districtIP12 2
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°07′21″N 1°31′26″E / 52.122548°N 1.523751°E / 52.122548; 1.523751Coordinates: 52°07′21″N 1°31′26″E / 52.122548°N 1.523751°E / 52.122548; 1.523751

Sudbourne is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, England, located approximately 2 miles (3 km) north of Orford.

All Saint's church dates from the 14th century but was much restored in 1879. It is a grade II* listed building.[2]

According to Sam Newton, Sudbourne was the location of the almost forgotten Battle of Newmouth between the English and the Danes in the early eleventh century.[3]

During World War 2 Sudbourne and the neighbouring village of Iken were used as a battle training area in advance of the D-Day landings in June 1944. The inhabitants were relocated returning sometime after the war finished.[4]

Sudbourne has Captain's Wood, a nature reserve owned by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and Crag Farm Pit which is listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Suffolk. Sudbourne is also the birthplace of Sir Thomas Rush.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS (1030844)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  3. ^ Suffolk Institute, "THE BATTLE OF NEWMOUTH AND THE LOST VIKING HISTORY OF SUDBOURNE,WITH A POSTSCRIPT ON THE PLACE-NAME ORFORD"
  4. ^ Simper, Robert (1995). Rivers Alde,Ore and Blythe. UK: Creekside Publishing. p. 56. ISBN 0 9519927 3 2.

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