Westhorpe, Suffolk

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Westhorpe
Westhorpe is located in Suffolk
Westhorpe
Westhorpe
Westhorpe shown within Suffolk
Population 208 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TM045691
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stowmarket
Postcode district IP14
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
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.

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References[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.