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Westhorpe is a linear village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk, England. The village is 13 miles (21 km) from the town of Bury St. Edmunds, 7 miles (11 km) from Stowmarket, and 1 mile (1.6 km) from the villages of Wyverstone and Finningham.
Westhorpe Hall was a former seat of the Dukes of Suffolk, and was where Mary Tudor, Queen of France died. East Thorpe manor, its close neighbour, was the seat of a previous duke, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk.
John Clarke (1609–1676), physician, Baptist minister, co-founder of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and author of its charter, was born in Westhorpe. Jean Kent (1921−2013), film and television actress, lived at Westorpe until her death
- "Civil Parish population 2011". statistics.gov.uk. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- "Pole, William de la, first duke of Suffolk", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Moriarty, G. Andrews (January 1943). "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island". The American Genealogist. 19 (3): 131.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- "Film star Jean Kent dies at 92". Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
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