Wherstead

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Wherstead
St Mary Wherstead - geograph.org.uk - 961507.jpg
St Mary, Wherstead
Wherstead is located in Suffolk
Wherstead
Wherstead
Wherstead shown within Suffolk
Population342 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTM157406
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIpswich
Postcode districtIP2
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°01′23″N 1°08′20″E / 52.023°N 1.139°E / 52.023; 1.139Coordinates: 52°01′23″N 1°08′20″E / 52.023°N 1.139°E / 52.023; 1.139

Wherstead is a village and a civil parish located in county Suffolk, England. Wherstead village lies 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Ipswich on the Shotley peninsula. It is an ancient settlement, and from its soil the plough has brought to light many evidences of occupation by Romans and by early Britons. In the Domesday Book the place is described under the names Querstede and Wervesteda. The name of the village and parish is in today generally pronounced Wersted or Warsted by the residents, the "a" in the latter case having the sound of "a" in father. Wherstead Park Mansion is a notable historic house which has been converted to a wedding venue.

A short ride by train through Ipswich carries one to Bourne bridge, which marks the boundary of Wherstead parish. Near the bridge, on the Wherstead side, stands the Ostrich Inn, as it stood at the time of the New England migration. At the time, oysters were still found in Orwell waters, and the name "Oyster Ridge" had not been corrupted to the name of the exotic bird whose effigy is now the name of the roadside tavern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistiucs. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  • Merrill, Samuel; A Merrill Memorial, reprint, p 48-49

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