Westhorpe, Suffolk

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Signpost in Westhorpe
Westhorpe is located in Suffolk
Westhorpe shown within Suffolk
Population208 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTM045691
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStowmarket
Postcode districtIP14
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°16′55″N 0°59′49″E / 52.282°N 0.997°E / 52.282; 0.997Coordinates: 52°16′55″N 0°59′49″E / 52.282°N 0.997°E / 52.282; 0.997

Westhorpe is a linear village and civil parish in the Suffolk countryside, thirteen miles (21 km) from Bury St. Edmunds, eight miles from Stowmarket and a mile (3 km) from the villages of Wyverstone and Finningham.

Administratively Westhorpe forms part of the non-metropolitan district of Mid Suffolk.

Westhorpe Hall was a former seat of the Dukes of Suffolk and the place of death of Mary Tudor, Queen of France, with its close neighbour East Thorpe manor, being the seat of a previous duke, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Jean Kent (1921−2013), film and television actress, lived there until her death[3]
  • John Clarke (3 October 1609 – 20 April 1676), medical doctor, Baptist minister, co-founder of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, author of its influential charter, and a leading advocate of religious freedom in the Americas.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". statistics.gov.uk. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/22461
  3. ^ "Film star Jean Kent dies at 92". Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 30 November 2013.