Westhorpe, Suffolk

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Westhorpe village sign
Westhorpe is located in Suffolk
Location within Suffolk
Population208 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTM045691
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStowmarket
Postcode districtIP14
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 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.[citation needed] East Thorpe manor, its close neighbour, was the seat of a previous duke, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk.[2]

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.[3] Jean Kent (1921−2013), film and television actress, lived at Westorpe until her death[4]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". statistics.gov.uk. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Pole, William de la, first duke of Suffolk", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ Moriarty, G. Andrews (January 1943). "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island". The American Genealogist. 19 (3): 131.
  4. ^ "Film star Jean Kent dies at 92". Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 30 November 2013.

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