Tuddenham

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Tuddenham
St Mary's Church, Tuddenham.jpg
Tuddenham, Church of St Mary
Tuddenham is located in Suffolk
Tuddenham
Tuddenham
Tuddenham shown within Suffolk
Population450 (2005)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBury St Edmunds
Postcode districtIP28
PoliceSuffolk
FireSuffolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°18′52″N 0°32′47″E / 52.31433°N 0.546398°E / 52.31433; 0.546398Coordinates: 52°18′52″N 0°32′47″E / 52.31433°N 0.546398°E / 52.31433; 0.546398

Tuddenham is a village and civil parish in the Forest Heath district of Suffolk in eastern England. In 2005 it had a population of 450.[1] falling to 423 at the 2011 Census.[2]

RAF Tuddenham[edit]

Signpost in Tuddenham

Between 1943 and 1963, RAF Tuddenham was a Royal Air Force station close to the village. During World War II, Short Stirling and Avro Lancasters Squadrons were stationed at the base, and between 1959 and 1963, 107 Squadron operated three Thor nuclear missiles. Today, the site has been returned to agricultural use, and little remains of the airfield facilities.[3]

Local features[edit]

The nearby Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve is breeding ground of stone curlews and woodlarks.

The Icknield Way Path passes through the village on its 110-mile journey from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. The Icknield Way Trail, a multi-user route for walkers, horse riders and off-road cyclists also passes through the village.

References[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 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  3. ^ ControlTowers.co.uk (retrieved 8 September 2010)

External links[edit]

Media related to Tuddenham at Wikimedia Commons