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St Mary's Church, Tuddenham.jpg
Tuddenham, Church of St Mary
Tuddenham is located in Suffolk
Tuddenham shown within Suffolk
Population 450 (2005)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bury St Edmunds
Postcode district IP28
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
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.


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk 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