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Whepstead is a village in Suffolk, United Kingdom, located south of Bury St Edmunds. Once the property of Bury Abbey it became a possession of the Drury family at the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. Whepstead Church is dedicated to St Petronilla the only such dedication in England. Hamlets in the parish of Whepstead include Melon Green, Mickley Green and Stone Cross Green.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Whepstead, Suffolk has been known in the past
Whepstead, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Whepstead, par. and vil., Suffolk - par., 2670 ac., pop. 625; vil., 4 miles SW. of Bury St Edmunds; P.O.; has an endowed school.
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