Worlington, Suffolk

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Worlington
Worlington - Church of All Saints.jpg
Worlington, Church of All Saints
Worlington is located in Suffolk
Worlington
Worlington
Worlington shown within Suffolk
Population 526 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL695735
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bury St Edmunds
Postcode district IP28
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°19′59″N 0°29′10″E / 52.333°N 0.486°E / 52.333; 0.486Coordinates: 52°19′59″N 0°29′10″E / 52.333°N 0.486°E / 52.333; 0.486
Not to be confused with East Worlington or West Worlington.

Worlington is a village and civil parish in the English county of Suffolk and in the old Hundred of Lackford.

Signpost in Worlington

It is recorded in the Domesday Book as Wirilintona.

Worlington lies on the south bank of the River Lark on the B1102 FordhamMildenhall road one mile south-west of Mildenhall.

The B1102 (The Street) forms the main road with Golf Links Road heading south from the centre of the village. Worlington Golf Links Halt railway station used to serve the golf club.

Administratively, Worlington forms part of the district of Forest Heath.

History[edit]

The Church of All Saints lies in the north-west corner of the village, along Church Lane, and there are walnut trees in this area as well as a Walnut Grove lane. Worlington Church has five bells; one dates back to c. 1310, making this one of Suffolk's oldest, but older still is a circa 800 AD sanctus bell that is situated in Moyses Museum in Bury St Edmunds.

Worlington Hall is an elegant 16th century former Manor House and was built in 1570.

Royal Worlington and Newmarket Golf Club, a 9-hole course, is situated the south of the village, dating back to the reign of Queen Victoria. The heathland course is known as the "sacred nine".

Present day[edit]

The population of the village is 550. There are no shops. The Walnut Tree is the village pub. The post office closed in 2004 following an armed robbery.

Worlington Parish Council meets in the village hall, which also provides a venue for theatre, church and dance groups. A children's play area was constructed in 2003 near the hall, in the village's old industrial area. Close by is an old maltings.

Heath Rosselli is a self-taught artist who has lived in the village for most of her life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

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