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Assington

Assington

St Edmund's church, Assington.
Assington is located in Suffolk
Assington
 Assington shown within Suffolk
Population 402 (2011)
OS grid reference
District Babergh
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SUDBURY
Postcode district CO10
Dialling code 01787
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South Suffolk
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk

Assington is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district of the English county of Suffolk. It is around 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of the town of Sudbury to the south of the A134 road. In 2005 it had a population of 380, increasing to 402 at the 2011 census.[1]

According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is homestead of Assi. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, at which time it had a population of 78 households.[2] At the survey in 1086 it was held by Ranulf Peverel. Before the Norman Conquest the village was held by Siward Barn.[2]

The parish church is dedicated to Edmund the Martyr and dates from the 15th century. It is built from flint and dressed stone. The church was restored in the 19th century.[3] Six bells hang in the tower, with the largest weighing approximately 10cwt - 2qr.[4] All 6 bells were cast and rehung in 1890 by John Warner. As of 2013 they were unringable.[4]

The parish includes the hamlets of Rose Green and Dorking Tye.[5]

References

  1. ^ Parish population 2011, Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  2. ^ a b Assington, Open Domesday. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  3. ^ Church of St Edmund, Assington, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  4. ^ a b Dove's Guide, Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  5. ^ Official Guide to the Melford Rural District, Suffolk, Home Publishing Company p.9 (available online). Retrieved 2015-10-23.

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Assington Workhouse
  • Assington Mill
  • Assington in the Domesday Book
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