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Signpost in Tostock
Tostock is located in Suffolk
Tostock shown within Suffolk
Population 472 (2011)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district IP30
Dialling code 01359
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
SuffolkCoordinates: 52°14′06″N 0°51′43″E / 52.235°N 0.862°E / 52.235; 0.862

Tostock is a small village around eight miles east of Bury St. Edmunds in the county of Suffolk. It is a very traditional Suffolk village, with a good example of a fourteenth-century church.

The village is host to around 176 houses, with approximately 414 residents in total,[1] increasing to 198 houses with 472 residents at the 2011 Census.[2]


The village's houses are primarily located around two greens, The Green, forming the centre of the village and The Leys, to the south side of the village and home to the village pond.


The Parish Church of St. Andrew is Grade 1 listed. There was a church in Tostock mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086 but the present building is believed to date from the 12th century. The tower was constructed in stages from about 1350.[3] It is believed that the tower was completed in the 1460s as the oldest of its four bells dates from that time.[4]

St Andrew's Church, Tostock, Suffolk, May 2007

Village pub[edit]

The Gardener's Arms public house stands next to the village green alongside the chestnut tree that was planted in 1935 to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V.[5]

The Gardeners Arms, Tostock, Suffolk, May 2007

Village school[edit]

Tostock's Victorian school building was opened in 1874 and closed in 1945.[6] Today, most children attend either Norton Primary School or Woolpit Primary School, or Thurston Community College.


  1. ^ Suffolk County Council: "Census Parish Data" 2001 Census Profiles: Census Statistics for Parishes and Towns
  2. ^ "Civi Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  3. ^ O'Reilly, J (2000). Tostock Past and Present. Tostock Past and Present Society.
  4. ^ Paine, C (1995). Proceedings of Suffolk Institute of History and Archaeology, vol. XXXVIII part 3
  5. ^ Copeland, D (2000). Tostock Past and Present. Tostock Past and Present Society.
  6. ^ O'Reilly, J (2000). Tostock Past and Present. Tostock Past and Present Society.

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