Wyverstone

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Wyverstone
Wyverstone is located in Suffolk
Wyverstone
Wyverstone
Wyverstone shown within Suffolk
Population 370 [1]
OS grid reference TM0467
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stowmarket
Postcode district IP14
Dialling code 01
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°16′12″N 0°59′31″E / 52.270°N 0.992°E / 52.270; 0.992Coordinates: 52°16′12″N 0°59′31″E / 52.270°N 0.992°E / 52.270; 0.992

Wyverstone is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located around five miles north of Stowmarket, in 2005 its population was 370.[1] The parish also includes the hamlets of Wyverstone Street, 1 km to the west and Earl's Green, 1.5 km south-west.

Signpost in Wyverstone

Recorded in Domesday as "Wiuert(h)estuna" and on John Speed's 1610 map as "Wiuerston".

The village sign as shown in the photograph was made by Brian Brookes from Wyverstone.

History[edit]

Hall Barn lies on the site of the former Wyverstone Hall.

Horse slaughter site in the village.

Present day[edit]

Wyverstone used to have the Plough pub, a mid 16th building on Mill Road, but it closed in the 1960s and is now a Grade II private dwelling.

The local shop and post office closed soon after the pub.

St George's church is to the east of the village.

The Old School House, built in 1869 but closed in 1963, was purchased by the Parish Council to act as the village hall. It was sold in 1988 and is now a private house, close to the church.

The new village hall is in the centre of the village built in the late 1980s.

Old Rectory and Wyverstone Green come next going west on Rectory Lane.

21 listed structures in the village.

Wyverstone Street

Grange Farm to the north, and Sudbourne Farm to the south and Crooksell Hall in between on Wyverstone Street. There is a fine example of a Grade II listed Tudor public building which has been restored as part of the conversion of barns adjacent to Lodge Farm into a residential home named Guildhall Place.

Earl's Green

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas i Suffolk Archived December 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Suffolk County Council

Famous People[edit]

Bill Edrich - cricketer Wally Sykes - Clay Pidgeon Shooting at 1984 Olympics

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