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Sweffling Village
Sweffling is located in Suffolk
Location within Suffolk
Population187 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSaxmundham
Postcode districtIP17
UK Parliament
List of places
52°13′23″N 1°26′06″E / 52.223°N 1.435°E / 52.223; 1.435Coordinates: 52°13′23″N 1°26′06″E / 52.223°N 1.435°E / 52.223; 1.435

Sweffling is a village and a civil parish in the East Suffolk district, in the county of Suffolk, England. Nearby settlements include the town of Saxmundham and the village of Rendham.

St Mary the Virgin church

The medieval church of St Mary the Virgin, restored in 1832, is a grade II* listed building.[2]

Historical facts[edit]

  • Sweffling was previously known as 'Swiftling'
  • There used to be two pubs in the village
  • There used to be a village shop in the village

Village life now[edit]

The village is a hive of activity, from the parish council meetings, tennis club, CAMRA award-winning pub The Sweffling White Horse and a variety of accommodation Holiday cottages and safari tents at Sweffling Hall Farm and campsite / glampsite at Alde garden behind the Village pub.

There is a great community spirit with Tennis club, village events, community meals, mobile library and month bus to one of the larger towns. The whole village is kept up to date with the joint village news 'The Bridge' which is hand delivered monthly, and the village website. There is also an annual village fete more information can be found on the website, https://sweffling.life/parish-council/our-village-fete/


  1. ^ "Civil population 2011". Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST MARY (1030766)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2014.